“What should I eat?”
“How many days a week should I work out?”
“How much cardio do I need to do if I want to lose weight?”
“Should I try [intermittent fasting/Paleo/low-carb/keto/etc.]”
My answer is always the same: Start with one.
The truth is, it almost doesn’t matter. That’s right … your friendly neighborhood fitness expert just told you that what you do isn’t really that important.
As long as you start doing something.
Preferably … one thing.
- One workout.
- One healthy meal.
- One session of healthy meal prep.
- One long walk before or after dinner.
- One round of deep belly breathing / meditation / reciting a positive affirmation
- One phone call or text to a friend or family member, asking if they’d like to do something active with you tomorrow. The secret to getting started is simpler than you think.
Just pick one thing and do it. Sure, it’s not as “sexy” as any of the current fitness fads or “diets” out there…But doing one thing at a time is achievable over and over, allowing consistency to develop.
Translation: results that last…. No more yo-yo!
Another thing that will help? Carve out a 5-minute block of time before you go to bed each night to plan your healthy activity for the next day and write it down. Having it on paper serves as a reminder & contract with yourself, and will make you more likely to hold up your end of the bargain.
And when you look at that piece of paper the next morning and see only ONE THING to do, it’ll make it a whole lot easier to follow through.
What’s one thing you can commit to doing tomorrow that will move you closer to your goals? Shoot me an email and let me know.
- Coach Michelle