Here’s the skinny (pun intended): Big massive change never works, it is not sustainable and failure is almost assured. Every single one of the people responsible for the late night infomercial know this but that doesn’t stop them from “wowing” you with TV screens full of sweaty people wearing spandex and no shirts exercising and tugging on the emotions that prompt you to buy. For the record, in 18 years in this industry, I have yet to see a group exercise room with that many fit/pretty people in that little of clothing. But I have yet to visit L.A. so perhaps stuff like this actually does exist!
So, what does work? Tiny changes, maneuvers, switches and habits that can be built over time. It’s slow, calculated and planned out. It’s also pretty easy to implement, which is the point. Too much change all at once causes anxiety. Ask yourself, “What is one minor change I can do in my life?” Going from whole milk to 1% really isn’t a big deal but the calories you save over the course of a day, week,
month or year add up. Not a water drinker? Start by getting a water bottle that measures out ounces and commit to drinking 10 ounces a day. When that gets easy, bump your water intake to 15 ounces per day, etc. Start getting a benefit from your gym membership by actually going to the gym; commit to three days a week, pick an activity that you don’t hate (if you hate walking on treadmills don’t walk
on treadmills) and exercise aerobically for 20 minutes. When that 20 minutes becomes easy, adjust one of the variables (time, intensity or add a day).
IWC client Keith from the great state of Texas is nearly 10 pounds down in less than five weeks. His initial plan was to drink a Designs For Health Whey Cool protein shake for breakfast (because he never eats breakfast, the Whey Cool shake was easy to mix and drink) and exercise on an elliptical for 30 minutes three days per week. Once that was mastered, we added and continue to add more until he
has created BIG massive change over time.
Do you get it yet? BIG massive change is the goal but we implement them one teensy weensy strategy at a time. It won’t produce anxiety, shin splints, muscle aches or stress. It simply produces results.
Stop thinking you are going to change the world overnight. It would be wonderful if you could change your body like changing a hair style but it doesn’t work that way. What does work is drawing a line in the sand, picking a strategy or two and moving forward. Are you ready?
To find out more about wellness coaching, contact Jeremy at 314-807-8634.
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