Hello Impact Family and Friends,
I’m going to talk about something a little radical today, especially when it comes to your health and fitness results. Because we all want results, am I right? And the faster, the better! Well, what if that big rush to get to the finish line is actually slowing down your progress and making the road harder … especially when it comes to keeping those hard-won results!?
Have you ever heard the saying, “To go faster, you must slow down?” It’s an idea that has been around for ages … because it actually works. It can be a hard concept to wrap your mind around, but U.S. President Abraham Lincoln summed it up pretty well with this quote: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
So how does this apply getting results with fitness & wellness?! Sharpening the axe is mastering the basics. It’s building a foundation of healthy habits. And it’s so important because everything rests on it! But the thing with the basics is that they can seem … well, basic. Especially if you’re in a rush! It can be tempting to get sucked into trying a “hack” to speed things up … or trying the latest trend your friend/coworker/brother-in-law is experimenting with. Remember: you will get at least 90% (and maybe even 99%) of your results from the basics! With health & fitness, those basics include:
- Feeding your body with whole, healthy foods
- Getting enough sleep
- Intentionally moving your body to make it strong and supple
- Drinking enough water
- Breathing in fresh air every day
- Reducing stress
If you do all of those things, you definitely WILL get results. Then, once you have those basics covered, you can start to add “extras” to spice up your results. Does this make sense? I hope so! If you’re ready, I’m here to help you with all of those things!
Make it an amazing week,