Stress is stress no matter if it’s physical, emotional, or mental. Your body has a limited capacity to deal with overall stress until you burn out. Getting into the groove on the Venus Factor program will require you to manage your stress in all areas of your life.
Incidentally this is also why I belie the Venus Factor http://www.glutenfreepost.com/the-venus-factor-review-exclusive-weight-loss-program-for-women/ to be as low stress wight loss system, you simply don’t have enough stress capacity to follow an overly complicated program the way a pro fitness model would.
In fact in most cases top level fitness models have reduced the stress of the rest of their life just so they can cope with the often ridiculous diet and workout programs they are following.
They will willingly scale back work hours, or take an easier job, and cut out other responsibilities just to focus even more attention and effort on their diet and exercise programs.
This is totally unrealistic…and I’m telling you this because many other diet and fitness programs you might have tried are rooted in this sort of mentality. They’re designed to work assuming you can put the rest of your life on hold for months on end.
We both know that isn’t going to happen and it shouldn’t happen. Getting in shape shouldn’t be at the expense of your career, family, and social life. It should go hand in hand with it.
And this is where your ability to manage stress becomes important.
Imagine that each day you wake up you’ve got a full tank of stress-coping reserves. But as the day goes along it slowly gets used up from things like work stress, traffic, relationship stress, family stress, financial stress etc. There is no shortage of stresses in our lives.
Dieting is a new stress and so is exercise, and like we just said your stress-coping reserves only go so deep until they’re depleted entirely.
You need to mix in your Venus workouts on your lower stress days where you can fit them in most effectively. In some cases you might even need to break them up into two smaller workouts if that fits better for your routine (many Venuses do this).
You also need to know when things are becoming a bit too much and back off. But don’t always make the assumption that you’re workout and dieting can be the first things to go. I would argue they should be the last things to go as far as stress relief.
As your body gets into better shape your capacity to deal with stress will go up not down. In fact adding the new stress of exercise is one of the only stresses can helps you deal with more stress. No other stress in your life can do this.
Be mindful of the stresses of your life and minimize them wherever and whenever possible. I know this is easier said than done but it’s definitely worth the effort.
Remember exercise is the the one stress you should welcome into your daily routine because in the long run it will do more for reducing stress than causing it.