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Dealing with dogma

The volume of data is just amazing. In a day I can get 10 different view points on the same health and fitness related issue. Are eggs okay? Close your eyes, hit search on Google, and get 20 different responses. Is it any wonder that we are all drowning in a sea of information?

Dogma seems to be a viable life raft. Grab on as the latest and greatest idea floats by and get pulled up by the helping hands of those who believe. Their method is best. Their method is the only way to find health, wealth, and wisdom. Those other methods are all for pansies. You throw yourself in with a full heart and go for it. You manage 6 weeks, 12 weeks, a year, and think that this is the way.

Then something comes up and BAM, you are back on your ass. Obviously it’s your fault. You weren’t good enough, or smart enough, or dedicated enough. Dogma strikes. Of course it’s you. It couldn’t possibly be the method, or even better it couldn’t possibly be the fact that humans evolve and what you started out doing to get in shape won’t be the same thing that keeps you there.

So the question is, just how do we find a way to fitness and health without beating ourselves up? That is the question.