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Lean Habits

Lean Habits

One of the major differences I see between chronically fit people and those who aren’t is that fit people have developed something I call “lean habits.” A fit person has typically developed enough discipline over time to make the choices that best serve them and their goals regularly, which is what allows them to stay fit. For example, a person with lean habits can choose water over soda with lunch. They can drive by fast food restaurants and not be tempted to pull over. They can say no to dessert most of the time without a second thought. Are lean habits easy to develop? Well, honestly, no. But they absolutely can be developed with consistent commitment over time. Perhaps you..

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Are you playing this dangerous game?

Are you playing this dangerous game?

It’s the middle of December if you can believe it!Time for family, friends, parties, and reflection on the past year.But I want to highlight something that I think is incredibly important…If you aren’t where you want to be in terms of your health and fitness right now, and you’re waiting for January 1 to get started, there is a 93% chance you’ll be getting ready to start your journey all over again on January 1, 2020.Let me explain…When we put off change and tackling goals, it sets us up for almost certain failure (93% chance according to research). That’s right, 93% of people will not achieve a goal they set.And given that my mission is to help people push past..

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It might as well be a horror movie

It might as well be a horror movie

You want to get fit. You join your local big box gym. You show up on Day 1, fully committed, in your new fitness gear, and open the doors. Suddenly it feels like all eyes are on you. You walk to the treadmill and warm yourself up for 10 minutes or so. Then it’s time to hit the weights. Except you have no idea what to do with them. You can feel the sweat starting to build, but it’s from the sheer horror, intimidation, and embarrassment you’re experiencing – not the exercise. You decide to play it safe and do the machine circuit. You sit down on the first machine and realize you have no clue what weight to use..

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Rules were made to be broken

Rules were made to be broken

If you’ve at the fitness game for a while, you may have jumped on and off the wagon a time or two. And through that process, you may have picked up specific beliefs around exercise and nutrition “rules.” Some examples would be… “Don’t eat after 7pm.” “Lifting weights makes you bulky, so focus on yoga and cardio.” “Keep your calorie count to 1200 of less each day.” And frankly, rules are made to be broken. Those rules that we so often hold onto for dear life are the rules that made us fall off the wagon in the first place. They’re the rules that kept us from getting real, lasting results. So, look inward for a moment. What hard and..

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The way forward

The way forward

Despite what many people in the business world are teaching, there is a very simple way to move your business and your life forward. It’s not writing to-do lists, creating a strategic plan or, some other complex thing.It’s simple, really.It’s action.It’s literally taking one step in the right direction…followed by another and then another.And sometimes this requires experimenting with totally new actions if previous ones weren’t working.When we overcomplicate things, we get ourselves stuck. We find ourselves frozen, unable to take action.We overwhelm ourselves with the big picture and suddenly it all just feels out of reach.If you’re feeling this right now, stop and ask yourself – what is the easiest step forward I can take?Because we must always remember..

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