Things That Won’t Change
2020 brought on a lot of changes, which opened my eyes to 3 things that WON’T change:
Self-Care is Non-Negotiable: Putting everyone first and forgetting to take care of yourself can’t happen. As stressful as the year has been, we should have learned to slow down a bit, enjoy life and take care of our bodies and mind.
Health and fitness MUST get off the back burner and never go back. I’m not talking about a complete overhaul. But steps towards a healthier lifestyle need to happen.
The “Other” 165: Structured workout training sessions are extremely important. But, your three 60-minute gym sessions a week won’t get you the results you want by themselves.
What’s going on during the “Other 165” hours in the week. Factors like sleep, stress, nutrition, recovery and hydration are all equally important.
Do you want to lose fat? How about strengthening and tone your muscles? Do you want to have better conditioning, so you aren’t winded playing with the kids/grandkids?
Then you have to embrace the entire process of fitness and healthy living the “Other 165”.
Keep it simple and eliminate the non-essential: Get back to the basics and stick to the basics. This goes with all areas of life. Fitness is no different. The expensive bike, fancy gym clothes and state-of-the-art equipment isn’t getting you results. Elimination diets and the all-or-nothing approach won’t either (at least not permanently).
Strength train 2-3 times a week with real effort, circuit train, walk, run, bike a few times a week, improve your eating habits and work on the “other 165”…
Do this consistently and you’ll get results.
The basics are simple. I think the problem is that most people confuse simple with easy.