A massive driver of profit in the ‘health and fitness industry’ is the art and science of convincing you that “This new great thing IS DEFINITELY the thing you need to finally get in shape”. Almost all of it is hot garbage, and even the stuff that works if applied is just colorful rewordings of:
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar, keep intake to levels that support exercise but not body fat; and perform constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements.”CrossFit Prescription
The reality is that given the type of animal we are, almost any solo ‘do it yourself in twelve easy steps’ type solution is almost certainly doomed to failure. There is a reason dogs make the very best pets, we are both pack centric species, we crave connection and community with others who share our interests and care about our wellbeing.
I think the Fusion Family group we have all created together can live on past this quarantine period and continue to serve as a place where we can hold ourselves accountable and share our struggles and successes with others who get it. The lesson learned during this crisis is that we cannot easily make real, hard changes in our lives alone and that we must connect with others, be vulnerable, open up, and support one another no matter what because it brings out the best in all of us.