In this Truth Talk, Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach Amy Connell and I are breaking down 3 lies the fitness industry tells us. Whether it’s false promises or deceptive marketing, these lies can skew how we assess our own value, alter our perspective on what being healthy means, and physically damage our bodies. The truth is that your eating, movement, and body need to be perfect; you just need to be able to do what you’re called to do.  God doesn’t expect or require perfection, that’s why He sent Jesus to redeem us.

3 Lies the Fitness Industry Tells You

Lie 1 – If you’re skinny, you’re healthy.

There are a lot of ways to evaluate our health. Consider factors like how you’re sleeping, blood work, and blood pressure. Many people struggle to keep weight when dealing with major health issues.

Lie 2 – No pain, no gain/Go hard or go home

Low impact movements like mobility exercises, walking, yoga, and meditation are just as important to conditioning the body as lifting weights or high-intensity training. Pain is a gift from our body saying something isn’t right. When our body tells us something, we should approach it with a sense of curiosity. You don’t need to stress out an already stressed body with hardcore workouts.

Lie 3 – No rest of the weary.

Rest is a critical component for muscle repair, so we need recovery days. But not only that – God set an example of rest with the Sabbath and we see His instruction to rest multiple times throughout the Bible.

“Your eating, movement, and body don’t need to be perfect; you just need to be able to do what you’re called to do.”

Resources mentioned:

How to Enjoy Shame-Free Health by Breaking 8 Rules

Squat-Free Strong Legs

Amy Connell is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, and imperfect eater. She founded Graced Health in 2016 to equip women with simple and grace-filled ways to take care of and appreciate their God-created body … and enjoy a little chocolate in the process. She lives in the Houston, Texas area with her husband of 23 years, their two always-hungry teen boys, and her stray-turned princess pit bull named Grace.

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