Trial and Error in Dieting and Fitness

January 9, 2020
Philip Smith

With the coming of the new year, many folks are now thinking about their 2020 resolutions. 

The interesting thing is, when it comes to self-development, most people set at least some fitness goals they want to achieve in the upcoming months, not that there is anything wrong about that - it’s great. The issue is, fitness can be overwhelming and confusing, especially at first, and many newbies never make it past the initial difficulty.

But, here’s the thing:

Every Beginning Is Difficult; Do It Anyway

 

Trial and error is a fundamental method of problem-solving, characterised by repeated and various attempts which continue until we achieve success with something.

When most folks think about trial and error, they usually apply it to things like work (for example, learning how to navigate best and build a career), everyday tasks (for example, fitting a new couch in your home), family (for example, learning how to best raise your kids), and similar.

But, trial and error is also a fundamental part of fitness, and it’s something which all beginners have to go through when first embarking on the journey. This is because we are all different, and what might work for someone else, could be nothing more than a waste of time for you. So, there will be some degree of trial and error, and it’s essential to be mindful of that and stay consistent through the initial confusion.

 

How a Competent Trainer Can Help You Get Through It More Easily

 

Personal training is like a partnership. You provide your coach with attention, effort, and consistency, and, in return, they give you the tools and knowledge you need to succeed.

What’s more, personal trainers can be incredibly helpful in the beginning and show you how to navigate the fitness landscape more easily.

You see, fitness is a bit like a jungle - deep and overgrown with plants and vines. If you don’t pay attention, it’s easy to get lost and spend lots of time and effort running incircles. 

And your trainer? Well, they are the experienced navigator that will help you get through the jungle much more easily and in less time. 

 

How Advances in DNA Testing Are Changing The Fitness Landscape For The Better

 

In the old days, people didn’t have any of the modern advantages we have now. There was barely any research in the field of health and fitness, and folks mostly had to rely on themselves to figure out how things worked.

Calories, macronutrients, genetic potential, and every other aspect of fitness were nothing more than big question marks.

These days, however, things are much different. Research is booming, and thanks to the advances inDNA testing,  we now can essentially find out what the most optimal route is for us.

Rather than guessing what could potentially work for us, we can now gain precise insights on an individual level. That way, we can follow the best, shortest, and the most optimal route to get the results we want, without having to go through trial and error.