What is one simple, single, easy-to-do activity you can do, day in and day out, that will have the greatest impact on your health?
Today I want to share with you some of my favorite insights from the book, “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson.
Every day, we talk to clients who want to make changes. They want to see success. They want to change their appearance and their health. We get excited with them as they get into our system of Nutrition Support, Resistance Training, Cardiovascular Training, Flexibility and Accountability, and they start to see results.
But what happens when the workouts alone are not enough? That’s why we coach our clients through nutrition and cardio changes in addition to the workouts they complete in our studio.
When a client first starts exercising, they will always feel better and start to see immediate changes in their body. Then we have to make even more changes.
***WARNING*** I want this blog post to hit home…
There will come a point when you need to get back outside your comfort zone and make yourself uncomfortable.
On it’s own, working out will not generally provide the results our clients are looking for.
So let’s work through this…
The Slight Edge and Your Health
“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” –Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Your health is the single most important item you possess. Yet it is the most blatantly ignored. Being healthy is one of the most basic practices needed in everyone’s life—and there is no area of life where the principles outlined in “The Slight Edge” are more vividly in operation, working either for you or against you.
Every day we have an opportunity to make changes and work new habits into our lives; yet we continually say,
“I’ll start tomorrow.”
It is the small insignificant things you do EVERY DAY that will add up to the ultimate dream.
A race is not won only at the finish line. A race is won through all the preparation, through each mile, through each mental battle fought BEFORE you get to the finish line.
We make nutrition decisions based on the idea that, “What’s this one meal going to hurt, really? I can always just eat better at the next meal.” My friends, the “next meal” is here.
We get one chance at this life, and it is time to start doing the small, seemingly insignificant things NOW that will build your life up to the finish line.
“The truth is, what you do matters. What you do today matters. What you do every day matters. Successful people just do the things that seem to make no difference in the act of doing them and they do them over and over and over until the compound effect kicks in.”
The condition of your health will circle around to touch almost everything else in your life. If you feel better, the chances are you are sleeping better, you are able to get more accomplished, and you ultimately get the promotion, job, and house… whatever your goal is!
Starting any new habit is exciting… then it loses it’s thrill and feels like a chore or an obligation. There will always be circumstances and rivaling situations lurking around the corner to try to throw you off track. Stay firm in your commitment and diligent in your efforts.
Actions are easy to do, and easy not to do.
If we DO the thing, each and every day, the powers of momentum, the confidence we gain with each day of completion, and finally, the formation of a habit will make “the thing” far easier to DO than NOT to do! And far more beneficial to our lives.
So I have an exercise I want you to do. Take some time to write down what your dreams are for your health, what is the price you are willing to pay, what is your plan, and lastly what is one simple daily discipline that will help you reach that goal!
My dreams for my health (Specific, vivid and with a timeline):
Price to pay:
Plan to Start:
One simple daily discipline:
You can do it! And just know if you need professional help our team is here for you! Contact us at 317-927-9689 or request a Free Consultation today! It’s a small thing you can do, that could make a big change! Remember, small things are easy to do, but also easy not to do!