Throughout the past decade, in my own life as well as in my work with my clients, I’ve realized just how poorly equipped we are to make real and lasting changes when it comes to health and fitness.
The amount of information we have access to is UNREAL which would suggest that knowledge can’t be the problem, right?
Well, as I shared with you a few weeks ago in this email, not all the information we have access to is accurate 🤯
But even when I set the record straight and help people cut through the BS, people still struggle with what to do with that information.
Because knowledge of what to do is only part of the equation.
The rest is about real-life application.
So today, I wanted to share with you the 3 most common mistakes I see people making when trying to apply information in order to implement new habits to improve their health + fitness.
But more importantly, I want to share what you can do instead to have more success.
MISTAKE 1️⃣: You’re trying to do too many things.
👉🏼 Instead, pick 3 small and specific actions you can do OFTEN (because we’re going for frequency not perfection) — like “move my body for 20 minutes” or “eat a full serving of vegetables at lunch” or “get 25 grams of protein at breakfast”. Identify them, write them down where you’ll see them every day, and focus on doing those things as often as possible for 90 days before adding more.
MISTAKE 2️⃣: You’re focusing on the wrong things.
👉🏼 Instead of getting bogged down with nitty-gritty things (like supplements or the $250 fancy shoes that claim to make you faster) that don’t actually move the needle in any noticeable way, focus on the foundations of nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress. Sure the tiny details like shoes and supplements make a difference for elite, competitive athletes when milliseconds separate 1st and 2nd place and for whom all the other foundational health + fitness bases are already covered. But for the rest of us, improvement comes quicker when we focus on the big things that will be game-changers from the ground up.
MISTAKE 3️⃣: You’re making it too complicated.
👉🏼 Instead, master the basics first. I get it, the basics are boring when we’re used to seeing more complex and weird things on IG and TikTok that promise to “hack” our health + fitness … and my goodness it’s enticing, after all who wouldn’t want a shortcut? While it’s common to see this approach with nutrition, I actually see it most with workouts—people LOVE to make workouts more complicated, as if complicated is better. SPOILER ALERT: it’s not. In fact, that was the big driver for why I created this FREE strength training guide. Look, I’ve been working out for a long time and I’m still doing a lot of the same basic stuff EVERY 👏 SINGLE 👏 WORKOUT 👏. Because the basics never go out of style, they work, AND their simplicity makes them less overwhelming.
In other words, my million dollar advice is KEEP IT SIMPLE.
If this was a helpful reframe, you’re gonna love what’s coming next.
On December 16th, I’m sharing a very special invitation for my email subscribers and Instagram follower to participate in my very 1st group coaching program — which is all about APPLICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION.
No more setting goals with zero follow-through.
No more not knowing where to start.
And the best part is … because this is the program’s maiden voyage, all participants in this beta launch will not only get a massive re-education, they’ll get an exclusive discount for agreeing to be my test subjects. Woo hoo!
Can’t wait to share!
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