|It’s a cold, impossibly sunny Wednesday morning as we start February. And yesterday, as we uploaded the new monthly workout in the 18STRONG Membership, one word is sticking in my brain.|
No, I’m not talking about playing Super Mario Bros, dying early, getting pi$$ed off, and hitting the reset button.
I’m talking about when your nutrition, fitness or golf goes off the rails.
Let’s use nutrition as an example…
Nobody expects you to eat perfectly in 2023. S*** happens. And when it happens, we don’t give up.
Instead, we reset.
Unfortunately, we can’t just push a button, so we rely on principles that work. One of the greatest reset strategies to ensure long-term success is:
Do Less. Waaay Less Than You Think.
Good god, let’s stop trying to change everything all at once! It’s like trying to fix every small detail of your swing at once – it can’t be done.
Which leads to the “All or None” fallacy…
“I can’t get home in time for dinner. So, I’ll just run through McDonald’s.”
If you don’t have time, run to the grocery store and grab something healthy.
“I don’t have 45 minutes to do my full workout today. I’ll do nothing and try again tomorrow.”
If you don’t have 45 minutes, can you do 40, 30, 15 or 5? Anything is better than nothing.
Start your reset by setting the bar lower.
Walk 5 minutes each day at lunch
Do the 5-8 minute Daily Motion while your morning coffee is brewing
Eat one super-healthy meal each day
We should put all of our focus into ONE thing. Drown out all of the rest of the noise. Once your simple thing has become part of our normal day, then we can ratchet up the difficulty – but only once it becomes normal.
In golfspeak: don’t go out and try to set the course record until you’re ready for it. Focus on shaving one stroke at a time. Eventually, you’ll get there.
Your #1 Fan,
PS – I think we’re all running out of ways to say, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” BUT, our egos get in the way. And we completely ignore it the greatest fitness advice that has ever existed.
Today, before you starve yourself. Before you workout for 2 hours. Before you hit 1,000 balls at the range…
Please remember whatever change you make is going to take time. And that is a big reason why it’s so damn fulfilling when you reach your goals.
If you need help, I would join us in the 18STRONG Membership.