The other day I went out for coffee with my mother.
I arrived early, so as I was waiting for mom to show up, I started looking around, and a board full of business cards caught my eye.
As I looked closer I saw a card for an interior designer, a couple cards for real estate agents… then dozens upon dozens of cards for health-related offers. The board was covered with the business cards of smiling-health professionals.
There were coaches and yoga instructors, nutritionists and diet experts, crossfit gyms and weight loss coaching, transformation specialists and holistic health gurus.
…It was so completely overwhelming…
There were so many people specializing in helping people with their health and wellness, and this can mean only one thing. So many OTHER people were looking for help in health and wellness.
I get why.. it’s confusing… or it’s been made to be confusing. There are so many options and ideas and approaches and promises. Yet it doesn’t have to be confusing at all.
Here’s my take:
What you put time into is where your true priorities can be found. If you have time to watch Game of Thrones, but no time to workout 3 times per week, then Game of Thrones is your priority, working out is not.
Consistency, discipline, and restraint are not sexy words, but they’re what you need to truly change your body. Above everything else, it takes consistent effort.
With that consistent effort you need to follow a set of rules. Rules that help guide you along your journey. Everyone will have slightly different rules, but I’d like to share mine, because I know they work, and I know you can follow them.
“Fast once OR twice a week for 24ish hours. On the other days eat responsibly. Weight train 2-5 times a week. Eat your protein. Be active.”