With the common theme of more, more, more and so many people suggesting that suffering & hustle are the keys to success...doing less of something seems counterintuitive. But it works.
I've had friends who stopped trying a handful of different fitness classes / “diets” and focused in on one...and saw their body fat drop and their strength increase x10.
Years ago, when I stopped trying to do every workout in Women’s Health magazine, and focused on strength training - my body fat %, speed, strength, energy, and overall health skyrocketed. Doing fewer things better is a powerful choice to make...but it’s rewarding. And it's hard.
Simple things like drinking more water, having a veggie with each meal, and moving your body for 30 minutes a day just don’t seem sexy enough.
You might wonder “how can that change anything?” You might also say “my friend is doing boxing, P90X, and Keto…. And it is working for her/him!”
Sure, it’s easy to think that way….but I remind myself (and my clients) often that just because things work for others, doesn’t mean they’re right for you. Plus, let’s check back in with your boxing, P90X’ing, Keto’ing friend in 6 months to a year….and see if that success has stuck.
Research and history show that the key to long-term success is adopting simple habits that you can repeat - over and over - for life. Add up those small things, and you’ll create massive change. But you can’t focus on those simple, action steps unless you subtract out all the other stuff.
Resist the Shiny Object Syndrome and stick to what works.
If you need help staying focused on the right stuff, give me a shout...I’d love to help.
- Coach Michelle