What I’m about to share with you are two very harmless words except when they’re used together.
These words are…
Let me explain with an example.
Person #1: “You know there’s never a perfect time to start exercising.”
Person #2: “Yeah, but things are just extra crazy right now with the holidays coming.”
You see, the phrase “yeah, but” does two things.
- It acknowledges the situation, challenge, etc.
- It refutes your ability to do anything about it.
And the truth is that there’s never a “but” when something is important enough or a high enough priority to us.
For example, if someone is diagnosed with cancer, their response wouldn’t be “yeah, but I just don’t have time to deal with this right now.”
The reason I decided to share this message today is to simply bring this phrase to your attention. My hope is that the next time you hear “yeah, but” either from yourself or from someone else, that you catch yourself, evaluate the scenario, and move toward “yeah” without the “but.”
P.S. If you’re DONE with “yeah, but” I’m here to help! Just click here to schedule a free call and I’ll be in touch right away.
Most of you know that I’m in Italy for the week with my StrongFirst family and then a nice little vacation. Again, I don’t plan on depriving myself while on vacation but I do plan on following these rules while I’m here (the same rules I follow at home!)
So, without further ado, here are my 7 rules for healthy eating:
1. Drink water! Half of your body weight in ounces per day is your absolute minimum! I also suggest drinking a full glass of water prior to each meal to prevent over-eating in addition to drinking a glass as soon as you wake up.
2. Focus on eating mostly proteins, vegetables, good fats, some fruit, and good-quality starches (like potatoes of any kind). Keep sugar to a minimum!
3. Never eat in a hurry. Do your best to always eat slowly and in a relaxed state.
4. Never eat until you’re stuffed – stopping when you feel 80% full is key!
5. Choose high-quality organic foods anytime possible.
6. Eat only when you’re actually physically hungry, not because it’s “meal time.”
7. Supplement your diet with high-quality products.
There you have it!
Which of these do you do well?
Where is there room for improvement?
When coaching people who are trying to get back in shape after a hiatus, most often seen TIME cited as the biggest challenge for people around sticking to a fitness and nutrition program.
But you see, time as the obstacle is simply a myth.
I get that you are busy. So is the rest of the world. And every person thinks they are simply the busiest one.
So, why is it that some people are able to make time for health and fitness and others are not?
Simply put, it’s an issue of priority.
It takes no more time to consume a healthy meal than an unhealthy one. And it takes simple rearrangement, scheduling, and commitment to make fitness happen.
You can pick up healthy fast food as quickly as unhealthy fast food.
When it comes to exercise, instead of saying “I don’t have time,” we should rather say “it’s not a priority for me right now.” Because that’s the more accurate and hard truth.
Take an honest look at yourself. Are you currently prioritizing fitness and nutrition or are you falling victim to the time excuse?
I’ve helped many people overcome this! Once you fall in love with what we do you see your body start to change, you get accountability and you’ll always find the time!
Are you falling victim to time?