It’s Friday and today’s email is an exercise in incorporating a great life lesson I learned a few years back, and I finally get to quote one of the great songs of 1988.
I’m not Rick-Rolling.
I’m not pouring any sugar on you.
And I’m not drinking red, red wine.
When it comes to exercising, we all fall into this trap that if we don’t get in a full-blown workout routine, or we miss a day, then we’re just gonna do nothing.
The lesson I learned is to ditch the All-Or-Nothing attitude.
Yup. A classic song from a classic duo in Milli Vanilli.
And I am just as guilty as the next guy falling into the trap.
I’ve had days when I miss my workout, then that spirals into eating like garbage.
I’ve started a new program, did it perfectly for a few weeks, missed a day, then scrapped the whole program.
I don’t know if it’s just a good out, or if there’s some psychological thing going on.
Here’s the thing:
A little exercise is better than nothing. Period.
I don’t care if you take a walk. Play a sport. Take a jog. Or, hit the gym.
Just do something.
It keeps us on track.
In the 18STRONG Membership App, we have a number of 8 and 4-week programs that map out each day for you.
And it’s no coincidence that we baked in the ability to move up your workouts if you miss a day.
Don’t beat yourself up.
Miss a day, then get back to it the next day. #nevermisstwice
You’ve got this.
Your #1 Fan,
PS – During our first boy-girl party as an 8th grader, I had my first slow dance to Milli Vanilli. That has nothing to do with anything, I just thought I’d puff out my chest a little bit and show how much of a lady’s man I was:)
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