You need to get back to the gym. You know it. I know it. The question is, why aren’t you doing it?
You know you should workout. You know you should upgrade your nutrition. You know you should do more to support an active healthy lifestyle. You know you should hire a trainer. You know you should sign up for that yoga class. But you don’t. Why not?
You are, as Tony Robbins would say, should-ing all over yourself.
Here’s a list of 7 strategies to help you get it together and turn that should into a must!
1. Do Something Every Day!
If it takes 21 days to create a new habit, do you think it’s easier and faster to do something consistently for 21 straight days or sporadically for a period of several week or months to attempt to build a practice? Consistency is the ultimate secret to better, faster, more permanent results. Go for a walk at lunch. Do 10-20 squats while you brush your teeth. Do 1 burpee and keep adding 1 each day. Drop down and do 10 push-ups for no reason at all…
2. Start Small!
The biggest impediment to people sticking to a new workout routine (aside from actually starting one) is the too much too soon phenomena. They kill themselves the first day out and then are too damn sore for the whole next week to do anything more than walk. Start slowly and build incrementally. Baby steps (done correctly) are the fastest way to success.
3. Hire a Trainer!
Seriously. Accountability where you make a financial investment in yourself is an excellent way to sustain motivation. Hiring a professional is the fastest way to make outstanding progress. They know more than you. That’s why you don’t do your own brain surgery, or even your own taxes. You leave it to the professionals. Find out more about my Online Coaching Program HERE <<====
4. Remember Recovery!
Most people will work diligently during their workout, but tend to forget that Active Recovery (things like mobility, stretching, breathing exercises) contribute a large portion to successfully building and sustaining a practice.
5. Lift Weights!
This is mostly directed at my female readers. When women workout they tend to focus solely on what I call “The 3 C’s”: Cardio, Core, & Calories. These things are helpful, but they do not create the change you are looking for as fast as you might think. Resistance training is necessary to build lean muscle. Remember, muscle helps burn fat. Muscle creates change in body composition. Strong is the new sexy!
6. Supplement Appropriately!
Here is the short list of supplements I currently take and recommend to all my clients:
Here is the list of what I currently take every morning:
- 2000 IU Liquid Vitamin D
- Liquid Ionic Magnesium Oil (8 Oz – 96 Day Supply)
- 2 capsules Fish Oil
- 500 mg L-Carnitine
- Amazing Grass Green SuperFood
- Pine Pollen Tincture
Men, if you are over 30, I highly recommend adding Pine Pollen to your diet – you will thank me for it! PS – Pine Pollen is also extremely beneficial for women!
7. Follow a Program!
You simply cannot get by on randomized, scatter approach to workouts and expect anything other than random results. For a list of programs I highly recommend, see HERE <<=====
7.5 The Pain of Discipline or The Pain of Regret
Remember that we all must suffer one of 2 pains in life. Either the pain of discipline, which weighs ounces, or the pain of regret, which weighs tons. Your choice.