18 Jul The Best Advice I’ve Ever Given
I remember a couple of years ago, my friend was moving into a new apartment, and I stopped by to check out the new pad, and see if he needed any help.
He was flustered and struggling to replace a belt on his washing machine. It was made of thick rubber, and because it was new, it was hard to stretch over the clips that held it in place.
I suggested he soak it in hot water to see if it expands, and might be easier.
He tried it, and it worked. The job was simple once the band stretched and expanded. It took about 3 minutes.
That was good advice, but it wasn’t the BEST advice I’ve ever given.
It’s on point with my theory though.
Keep it simple.
When it comes to getting fit, healthy, losing weight, dropping a dress size, getting abs, improving your squats and dead lifts, or anything else… It’s the same.
The best solution is the simplest solution.
So here’s my best advice ever, on developing your health & fitness…
Consistency works both ways. It can be your friend or your foe.
What happens when you consistently eat McDonalds everyday? You get FAT! Lethargic! and eventually SICK.
What happens when you consistently drink water? You get hydrated, you flush water retention and lose weight, your skin improves, you think clearer, and live LONGER!
So here are some questions for you to think about.
What has your personal experience been when you’ve (consistently) exercised for a month or longer?
What has your experience been when you’ve (consistently) consumed carbs and sugars for a week or longer?
What’s your experience been when you’ve (consistently) eaten healthy food for a month or longer?
Now is always a good time to reflect on what you’ve been consistent with this year. Have you been too consistent with watching TV and kicking back? And not consistent enough with Exercising? Things like that.
I always tell myself the following;
– THE BIGGER THE COMMITMENT I MAKE, THE BIGGER RETURN I’M REWARDED WITH.
Putting in the extra effort is always the best option, and I encourage you to do just that.
Go All In!
If you want to slim down, but aren’t putting the effort into your diet, you lose. Prioritise it higher in your life!
If you want to get stronger and fitter but aren’t putting the effort into your training, you lose. Prioritise it higher in your life!
Lots of people have psychological barriers holding them back because they identify with their physical appearance.
Meaning, they create limitations based on a false identity. Perfect examples being;
“Im fat, thats just who i am”
“I’m unfit, thats just who i am”
That’s exactly how we hold ourselves back.
By putting ourselves in a box, surrounded by self created limitations like “I can’t”.
If we change the perception from “can i?” to “will I?” it becomes a decision, not a question.
It puts the power back in our own hands.
Will you, (not can you), will you be more consistent with the things that matter most?
Will you prioritise a healthier diet starting now?
Will you prioritise a consistent workout routine?
Will you make a commitment to yourself?
and finally, Will you follow through??
If you’re clear on what you want in your life, it’s an easy decision.
I hope this motivates you to G.S.D! (or Get Shit Done)
Have the best day ever! 🙂