You already know what you need to do.
You say this all the time, "I already know what I need to do."
What I think you mean by this is....your problem is not information.
It's application of what you already know.
And sometimes it's lack of information as well; you just don't know it.
Everything looks simple from the outside, and it is.
Until you begin.
Then you will see the complexity and the challenges.
Bruce Lee said, "Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick."
This is true in fitness as well.
There are some basic elements.
● Nutrition and Supplementation.
You probably already know that you should be eating some protein and a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.
What you don't know is... how much, how often, and when?
What supplements should you be taking to maximize your efforts?
You probably already know that you need to be moving around on most days of the week for a defined period of time.
What you don't know is...how much and what kind of movement. What if it hurts? What kind of pain is good pain and what kind of pain should you be worried about?
What you don't know is...are you capable of sticking to an exercise plan without support or accountability for the long-term?
To paraphrase Randy Jackson from American Idol, "That's a no, dawg."
It's the rare bird that can call up the mental fortitude to hit the gym...alone...day after day, week after week, month after month, and yes, year after year.
There is only one David Goggins and you are not him. LOL
● Sleep. Get enough of it.
But how much is enough?
And if you're tired all the time, how can you get more?
● There’s really not much else that matters.
Eat well, take your supplements, get some exercise, and get enough sleep.
If you do these three things well, you’ll look and feel great.
Simple as that, right?
Why aren't you doing them then?
Because it's boring.
● The basics can be boring, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t important.
Boring is good.
But boring is what also prompts people to quit.
It's not that you can't handle the effort or don't like the results.
It's that you crave novelty.
You’re addicted to the complex.
So am I.
Our brains love complex things.
We’re addicted to trying to figure things out.
Once we do, we are no longer intrigued.
No longer mentally stimulated.
Consider again, these impactful words of Bruce Lee:
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once,
but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
Let go of the complex and develop a desire to master the basics.
In CrossFit, we call this "virtuosity". The elegant mastery of fundamental principles.
Most of the challenges in your life are from a failure to master and apply the basics consistently and intelligently.
To remain mentally engaged, you have to see the complexity in the basics.
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