Ever get frustrated with your fitness journey? Have you given up and started over multiple times? Not seeing results as quickly as you would like?
We have to talk about perspective. The fitness industry has ruined reality for everyone by advertising 30-day shreds, 15-day detoxes, quick fixes, and a bunch of other garbage.
It's called a fitness "journey" for a reason... Journey... that implies that we are in this for the long haul.
This is where we reframe our thinking and relationship with fitness and building a healthy lifestyle. If you do a "30 day shred" and lose 15 lbs. Fantastic... but then if you take your foot off the gas and go back to your normal lifestyle you will gain it back and then some.
What if instead, we realized that this is forever? Working out and eating for performance is a lifestyle choice and will allow you to live a fuller life into your 70s and 80s. Rather than yoyo dieting and being weak until we die of chronic disease.
For some extra reading, check out my article from last week, "7 Easy Tips to Stay on Track with Your Health Goals on Weekends."
Enter stacking days and compound interest.
In Ed Mylett's book "The Power of One More," he talks of how his dad struggled with alcoholism. He tried and failed multiple times. After being sober successfully for a time, Ed asked his dad if he thought he would be able to stay sober forever.
Ed's dad replied, "I don't know. But I do know that I will stay sober for at least one more day."
He stayed sober forever after that. He took it one day at a time, stacked days, and let compounding interest do its thing! What a powerful story!
Here's the moral of the story. Every day that you choose to workout and eat wisely adds up over time. One day doesn't seem like much... but what about when you stack 50 of them, 100, 365.
This is where the magic of compounding interest takes place and results start to skyrocket! Keep stacking days!
No more quick fixes. Learn to love the process and make health and wellness your lifestyle rather than a quick challenge. Focus on getting strong.
Focus on drinking more water. Focus on more protein, veggies, complex carbs, and healthy fats. Get outside more. Do these things over and over and over again.
"Ben, that's boring!" Bologna. Being strong, fit, and feeling confident and energetic literally never gets old. It's never too late to start and I'm here to help!
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