Trading Sexy For Effective

The steps to seeing success or making progress towards your goals usually aren’t complicated.

Let’s take weight loss for example:

  1. Move more
  2. Eat less crap
  3. Eat more real food
  4. Sleep 
  5. Drink water

That’s pretty much it. It’s not complicated. 

Let me be honest too…what you do for exercise matters a lot less than how often you do it.

Do I believe in certain methods of exercise as more effective than others? Sure. But to me, I just need you to move more first and foremost.

So why is it that the steps are so simple yet we struggle to see success?

Because we suck at consistency.

Sometimes we think it’s because we’re different. And while were all special little butterflies, many of the same rules all apply.

The problem again is consistency.

So why is it so hard to be consistent? Because consistency isn’t sexy. Doing the same thing over and over is actually pretty boring. And in a world where the average attention span is 8.25 seconds (seriously, shorter than a goldfish’s), staying on a plan day after day, month after month doesn’t really scratch our itch.

We’re all chasing the next big thing, the magic bill (or injection), or the latest workout trend, but in reality the rules are the same. 

Do the work, do it well, and do it consistently.

So, what should you do consistently to improve your health?

Here are my rules:

  1. Exercise – At least 30 minutes per day. I don’t care if it’s walking, running, zumba, crossfit, pickleball, etc. 
  2. Eat real food consisting of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates – yes all three nutrients
  3. Drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water
  4. Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night
  5. Do the above at least 80% of the time

The higher the percentage of adherence, the greater the impact on your results. 

The less, well, you know. 

So the next time you’re wondering why your not seeing results in whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish, ask yourself “how consistent am I being with the simple stuff?”

If you’re not being consistent with that, start there. It’s not sexy, but it’s effective. If you need help with that book a consult with us HERE. We help people just like you stay consistent and reach their goals.

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