Get Started

Fresh off the stuffed ‘Thanksgiving Weekend Feeling’ (Canadians anyway…), and looking to drop a few lbs before Christmas?

Felt frustrated recently with your fitness progress?

Confused about what diet or exercise program to start?

Doing your homework on getting fit and dropping a few pounds?

I’m going to let you in on a little secret  to weight loss success (and fitness success):

Just Get Started

 

I know a lot of people who spend hours, if not days online researching fitness products.

I know others who poll their friends, ‘how do you feel about P90.x?’

I answer questions on Quora, all the time, ‘what the best fitness program for Y?’ or ‘what’s the best way to accomplish Z?’

It’s in our nature to research something we want to undertake, extensively, before we take action.

Action though, is more critical for success than the program.

All that time you’re spending researching, could be put to better use by doing.

If you want a plan, plan to get started.

You can pick up what you need to know for the first week if you did nothing but practice one lift.

By week two, you can pick up a second exercise (lift).

By week 8, you have eight solid exercises in your repertoire, or a couple of great nutrition habits downpack.

The best way to learn about something is to do it, learning as you go through a process.

Weight loss is a snowball effect, you start small, get on a roll and sooner or later you’ve got a huge snowball of success.

Get a Mentor

More important than the knowledge you are trying to bestow upon yourself — and no, obtaining knowledge is not a bad thing, you just want the right kind — is having an external pair of eyes that can help you break down big things into small manageable chunks.

Someone who knows how this stuff works, has been there, done that.

Someone who can guide you through a process that requires the least amount of time, by focusing on improving your limiting factors.

Books and information on the internet can only show you a generalist point of view; A coach shows you the specifics.

Short and sweet:

If you want to make progress losing weight, improving your movement or eating patterns, or changing your mindset; Then get started now, don’t wait for tomorrow.

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