A LIFE-CHANGING SPRAINED ANKLE
Growing up as an overweight kid, I lacked self-confidence. Obesity runs in my family. My father was always trying to lose weight. He struggled to change like we all do until we experience a seminal moment of inspiration or desperation. My commitment to change was born out of the latter. I remember being sent to the nurse’s office at school for a sprained ankle and overhearing her describing me as a fat boy. Her words struck me. I don’t know why they hit me as hard as they did, but I am glad they cause me enough pain to take action. I resolved to lose the weight. My plan consisted of just two things, daily exercise, and NO MORE DESSERTS. I decided that I would not eat another dessert until I lost all the weight.
It wasn’t easy, but I went over a year without eating a single dessert. I didn’t know much about diet and exercise; I was only ten years old, after all. My father read countless books on diet and exercise, but knowledge doesn’t change your life. Sometimes too much information and analysis can be a detriment to doing. It is our daily rituals that shape our lives. I committed to doing a little bit of exercise each morning and when I got home from school, inspired by my comic book heroes. My transforming body was a constant reminder of the value of taking consistent action. Exercise lifted me out of depression and improved my mental focus. I started doing better in school and became more confident. Eventually, I would become a National Honor Society member in high school and graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
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The overabundance of information has caused many people to fall into the trap of analysis paralysis. Over-analysis can become an active form of procrastination. No one ever got in shape by reading a book. The fitness industry provides a constant stream of gimmicky diet and exercise plans that promise quick and easy results. Each program claims to have found the secret to six-pack abs. Millions of people waste their time, money, and effort on worthless supplements, extreme diets, and overly complicated workout programs. Continue reading Analysis Paralysis
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“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” James Clear, author of Atomic Habits
What you are going to learn:
- Why a Focus on Short-Term Results Causes us to Choose Ineffective Programs
- Why Habits are the Key to Sustainable Results
- Why What is Popular is Not Always Effective
- Why Unethical Fitness Guru’s often Recommend a Low Carb Diet, Praying on the Eagerness of People to See Quick Results
We all want to achieve results, but when we focus on outcomes and not habits, we make bad decisions. When we are too focused on outcomes, we look for short cuts. What is quickly done, is quickly undone.
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NBC – Ali Vincent was the first female to win on the show with an 112-pound weight loss. Vincent recently posted to Facebook about gaining the weight back. Continue reading “Why We Should Focus on Habits, and Not Outcomes”
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