Ok, so I am not an expert nor will I ever be. I been reading here non-stop for quite a few months.
Now the thing that holds most people back is stress. Right? I mean, I continually see questions about perfect workouts, timing, scheduling, consumption, creatine loading, blah blah blah.
Well all this can be disheartening. Someone like myself sometimes feels like if I can not do it perfect, why do it.
So now my new philosophy to keep myself steady in working out, etc are:
If you workout on a somewhat regular basis, it's still good for you and you'll see results! Consistency of some sort is important.
If you eat with common sense, plus or minus the calories. Good fats, proteins, carbs, etc - you'll still be fine and see results. If not in weight loss, then in how you FEEL.
Any exercise at all, even done poorly at times (oh hell, Ill say half assed) is still better than eating a Ben & Jerrys on the couch and saying "Fuck it"
Supplements are great, but arnt the end all to fitness. There is no mystery to creatine, take 5g a day if you want. Its part of food. If you miss a day, so what. If you miss a week, so what. You can start stop, reverse. Whatever. Im pretty sure that can go with other things. Protein powder? Its just food. Take it if you want it.
In general, my rant is... just to give a boost to those new people (including myself) that nothing has to be perfect. There is a level of perfection in imperfection. If you get off your ass in some manner and go through the motions - you will feel or see results. Nothing has to be optomized, cause in the end - that will only cause you to stress and bail out of a program.
Any agreements, disagreements, am I making any damn sense? Is anyone picking up on this? Am I alone here?