What you see on social media in terms of fitness content is massively distorted.
Most people who post things about their training are fitness professionals, obviously they are doing it to try and help people.
But when they ae in the gym training every day, well it can create the impression that you need to be in the gym training everyday.
Now it’s not practical firstly, PTs who work in fitness free time are firstly going to have more ability to train every day. They are literally in gyms every day. Fitting something in is easier when that happens. Also if you teach classes, well you are going to do some exercise on those days and get paid for it, so.
For the clients of said PTs life is very different. You don’t have the same incentive to work out every day, probably less easy access to equipment and to be honest you probably don’t have the same desire to train that much, and to be honest, that’s ok.
I used to train every day, more than once most days, teach 14 classes a week minimum, run. Now to be honest I go to the gym maybe 4 times a week, run a couple of times (when I’m not laid up with the cough!) and teach twice. I couldn’t post hardcore videos of me training daily if I wanted to!
My routine now if far more realistic for someone who has an office job for 40 plus hours a week. I don’t want to kill myself trying to do everything anymore. Want to go home, put my pyjamas on and watch Only Fools and Horses sometimes.
When you judging your own progress, how hard your working compared to other people you see online it’s useful to remember that most of those have an invested interest in training as much as they do- they get paid to do it in some form or another, it’s their passion, and that’s great.
You don’t need to be all in like that to get results though, to be fit and healthy or lose a few pounds. You can make some changes and do a bit more and enjoy it but not be doing absolutely crazy shit every single day.