FITness Mistakes You Must Avoid in 2017…
Price Shop Gyms…
What is a smarter strategy?
A. Paying $20 a month to a gym you don’t ever use. Thus, no results are achieved. It’s just enough money to justify not going or convince yourself you will start over on ‘Monday. Less money, less motivation, less fun; seems like a lifetime of frustration to me.
B. Or, paying a couple hundred bucks for a coach and gym that gives you the education, accountability and results for a lifetime! Money is one of your best motivators if you position it the right way.
You get what you pay for… Right? Your body is not an expense. It is an investment; You want a return on it.
Do it on your Own…
If the best in the world has a coach, why don’t you? Even the best coaches in the world hire coaches. The dumbest program in the world is the one you do yourself. A great coach is the equalizer for results. They can save you time, frustration and provide you with the everything you need to succeed. When you are doing well is the easy part. When you struggle or plateau is when you need a coach the most.
Commit to More…
If you can’t be consistent, you can’t make progress. The idea is to commit to something bigger than yourself. Bonus points if you can make it fun. One of the easiest ways is to set up a contest with friends. Who can go the longest without skipping a workout? Who can cook the most meals at home instead of eating out? Notice that it’s not about achievement (who lost the most weight, etc.). It’s about doing.
Focus on and reward yourself for what you do (going to the gym, cooking a meal), not what you achieve, at least at first. Because that’s what you have immediate control over.
What do you think you can accomplish with just one month of consistent workouts and healthy eating? What about one year?
Commit to Less…
If you can’t be consistent, you can’t make progress. This is the tough one. Our natural tendency is to overpromise and underdeliver, especially to ourselves. One of the easiest (and most counter-intuitive) ways to stay consistent is to do the opposite.
Underpromise and overdeliver. Consider every promise you’re about to make to yourself a rough, first draft.
Before truly committing, ask yourself, “On a scale of 1-10, how confident am I that I could do this every day for the next 30 days?” If your gut reaction is anything other than “9” or “10”, find a way to make that promise smaller or easier.
Follow a diet…
What are the first 3 letters in the word, “DIEt”? Now if you go into a diet with a specific target, set timeline a legit plan from after it’s over then that is a different story. However, most diets, die the same way… Sacrifice lots, lose weight, old habits (lifestyle ways) creep back in and next thing you know you are right back where you left yourself (or worst).
The O-Board Says…
A. Every 90sec for 8 sets…
B. AMRAP 15min
10 Burpee Box Jumps
20 Lateral Jumps Over the Bar
100 Ball Taps
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