Context can be hard. It can be difficult to come to the realization that working out, eating well, and taking care of others is a pretty universal endeavor. Aside from some small biological factors, humans consume and burn calories, build lean tissue, and improve cardiorespiratory function in pretty much the same way.
But, you have to find what works for you.
This is the hard part – the emotional aspect of being healthy. What do you eat when you’re stressed? How do you sleep? Do you struggle with creating a consistent schedule? Are you disorganized?
The emotional self-reflection is where healthy habits stick. Truthfully, there’s no “better workout” than any other workout. No workout routine will cause you to burn – or not burn – considerably more calories than another. No workout routine will finally “give you abs.”
So when we say “find what works for you” what we’re really talking about is your emotional landscape and habit formation. Find the food habits that work for you, then find a workout routine that’s fun. Find healthy ways to manage stress, then find a workout routine that’s engaging. Find a way to prioritize yourself, then find a workout routine that you’ll stick to.