It’s Wednesday morning. And we’re already gearing up for our 18STRONG golf trip to Nashville next weekend.
Great courses. And great night life. It’s the simple things that keep me going.
Speaking of keeping things simple, I have a little mindset trick to help you change how you are approaching your fitness.
And make it easier for you to:
- Stick with the basics
- Avoid feeling overwhelmed
- Take off some of the pressure you might feel about all things you think you “should” be doing
Think back to the last time you had to teach someone something.
Maybe it was a new person at work…maybe it was teaching a kid to tie (or Velcro) their shoes…or maybe it was in an actual classroom.
How did you do it?
I’m guessing you didn’t overwhelm your student with EVERYTHING at once – or expect them to do it exactly right on their first (or second or third) try.
You probably started with the basics…at the very beginning…and then when they understood them, you added more info or actions.
Your healthy lifestyle habits are no different.
EXCEPT that we expect ourselves to be able to jump right into the deep end and do ALL the things from Day One.
(And do them perfectly.)
Not exactly a recipe for success – more like a plan for burnout and frustration.
My cousin Ryan refuses to tell people his routine b/c he’s been stacking habits for years. And if somebody just getting started tried to replicate his routine, he knows they’d almost certainly fail.
Here’s what he would tell them:
Let yourself be like your student. And focus on 1-2 new habits and skills – actions that help you feel SUCCESSFUL.
For example: In the 18STRONG App, the Daily Motion EFD is already on your work out calendar. It’s a 5-7 minute mobility routine designed to “grease” your joints. And get you moving loose and free.
Everyone has 7 minutes. So, start there.
And then add more when it’s time.
Sounds pretty doable, right?
You’ve got this,
PS – If you’re still reading right now, it’s for a reason. You’re probably ready to make some kind of a change in your life…and that’s AMAZING.
If this is you, then I would start with the 18STRONG App.