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  • Writer's pictureNikki Hynes

Finding Your Path Amongst Noise

Updated: Oct 19, 2020

Filtering out the noise when it comes to improving your life is not an easy task. It can take time to figure it all out, but when you do, you'll be on a journey that is 100% yours and you shouldn't ever change that for anyone.

Once you find what it is important to you and it sparks your passion, you will attract your tribe, find happiness within yourself and if you suffer from anxiety... that will most likely ease up too, because you won't be worried about others accepting you anymore, because you will be so clear on what works for you. As a result, you'll also accept yourself for who you are and what you are capable of. You'll embrace all of your weirdness (it's what make you unique and being weird is a good thing to me) and no one else's opinion will matter anymore.

As a result of this growth and self-acceptance you will spend less time worrying about what other people think and more time focusing on:

  • Trying new things

  • Going on new adventures

  • Meeting new people

  • Reading new books

  • Learning new things

It's time that you start doing more of what inspires you and figure out what makes you happy! It's time you live the life you were meant to live, without the fear of disappointing people or others judging you.

This is your life and you can't let anyone make you feel guilty for living it the way you want to.

When it comes to the health and fitness portion of your journey, everyone is going to have an opinion on what is right and what is wrong. Just because the way you do something works, doesn't mean that it is the only way to do it or that it will work for everyone.

Offering advice or sharing what has worked for you is totally acceptable. I absolutely encourage it and urge you to share your story. Seeing what others are doing is how we learn about new things. By sharing your journey, you might inspire someone who is stuck on their journey to try something new or take their progress to the next level.

You might even be inspired by what someone else is doing and start doing your own research to learn more about it and see if it could be a good fit for you and your goals.

(Note how I said do your own research. This is so important! You can't just look at what someone is doing and jump right in. You need to educate yourself to ensure it is a good fit for you before starting. Just don't get stuck in learning mode! Learn, then implement. Don't be afraid to fail!)

That is how I ended up trying intermittent fasting and keto. I'm so grateful for the conversation that lead to this for me. If I didn't meet someone by chance, start a conversation and actively listen to their experience, I never would have done the research I did and decide to give it a try. As a result of this chance encounter, I might have missed out on the amazing results I achieved and how it catapulted me into reclaiming my progress.

Now does this mean that keto is what you must do to find success? Nope! Absolutely not. This is a just a chapter in my story, but it might prompt you to learn and ask more about low carb lifestyles and the different ways of approaching them.

What is absolutely not acceptable? Making someone feel bad about their journey or making someone feel like what they are doing is wrong just because it's not the way you do it.

I don't believe there is really a right or wrong way to go about health and fitness.

Yes, I have a pretty firm stance on cleanses and "quick fix diets" but that's only because they haven't worked in the long term for myself or any one I know. If you have found success with them long term, please reach out to me because I would love to have a discussion with you about it!

To me, it's really all about education and being open to trying new things. You have to find what will work for you. The only way to do truly do that is to silence the noise around you, figure out what you want to achieve and then learn and try new things. Everyone is different. We all have different circumstances as well as different genetics. Health and fitness is not one size fits all, so quit trying to make it that way.

  • If you’re keto and just count your net carbs (or if you’re strict keto) and it works for YOU....Awesome!

  • If you do Weight Watchers but don’t workout yet and it works for YOU....Awesome!

  • If you workout but eat whatever you feel like eating and it works for YOU.....Awesome!

  • If your lifestyle works for you and your family is open to joining YOU....Awesome!

If you’re doing any of the above and someone is giving you a hard time about it because it’s different from what they’re doing, I want you to give them the middle finger and walk away.

You don’t need that negative bullshit in your life.

This journey is hard enough without people giving you shit just because you’re not doing something exactly the way they are.

So silence the noise, figure out what you want to achieve and put in the time to educate yourself and form a plan. Then attack it like the badass you are and watch your life change!

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