Do you have the eternal list of “things” that never seem to get accomplished? Or do you think one day I’ll get to that, then that day never comes?
How does it make you feel?
From experience, I know this does not make you feel the best. You feel like you are always chasing something.
Or what about your goals…
I used to tell Tony I was going to run a marathon and get huge all at the same time! He constantly would shake his head at me in the most loving way.
The problem is I had competing goals and was left always frustrated come assessment time.
I wanted to train my body for an endurance event while trying to build mass, I mean its funny to type it but this was my mindset. I even thought for a moment, I’ll prove him wrong.
But what was really happening was I had a lack of focus.
I was trying to do too many things. To do each goal well requires individual focus, not trying to do all at one time.
Lack of focus plagues so many of us, genuinely we have the best intentions.
We do this not only in our health and wellness goals but also in our careers and personal goals.
We have all these competing priorities, we try to do it all and end up not doing anything all that well.
I once read to block 30 minutes a day to focus on 1 priority.
No email, no phone calls, no interruptions.
Simply focus on your number one priority for 30 minutes and see what you can get accomplished.
This is the same with your health and wellness goals.
Write down 1 goal…
Sure, we all have multiple things we want to do and that is great, but what happens is we start trying to focus on too many things and end up not accomplishing anything.
Say you want to lose 10 lbs.
Start by writing that goal on a post it and place it on your bathroom mirror, so you wake up and see it every day. (Or put it on the pantry!!!)
Then track what you consume each day in food journal, all the food and beverages you consume per day. Try to get as exact as you can and be truthful with portions.
At first this can be one of the most eye-opening experiences.
It is super easy to over consume food.
Now you might be saying well shouldn’t I start exercising, yes definitely, but first focus on what you are consuming.
No matter how much exercise you do, you cannot out train a calorie surplus, you can try, but it is much easier and less time consuming to cut back a few calories here and there.
To be honest you can still eat foods you enjoy, just a smaller amount.
But shouldn’t I focus on more water, again yes, but start with one thing, your nutrition.
Or maybe I should do that new workout program I saw, they said you burn a billion calories!
Focus on one thing: better nutrition.
Hopefully you see where I am going here.
Yes, we want you to focus on Nutrition, Exercise, Water Consumption, Flexibility/Soft Tissue, Etc., but it can be overwhelming.
To get the most bang for your buck start with one thing and its how many calories are you consuming daily and are those calories helping you reach your goal of losing 10 lbs.? (For example)
A great tool we use to track our nutrition is My Fitness Pal.
If you haven’t used it yet, check it out!
If you feel stuck and are unsure of what to do please reach out to us.
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