Have you ever heard someone say, “To go faster, you have to slow down?”
It's a concept that has been around for a long time... because it works.
Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, or just get in better shape, we all want results. The quicker, the better!
What if that frantic rush to complete your goal is actually damaging your progress and making the road more difficult, particularly when it comes to keeping those hard-won results?
It's difficult to grasp on its surface, but U.S. President Abraham Lincoln put it succinctly when he said:
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”
So, how does this relate to achieving your health and wellness goals?
Sharpening the ax is mastering the basics.
It's establishing a baseline of basic healthy habits, that are done easily and consistently. And it's crucial because everything else relies on it!
But the thing with the basics is that they can seem … basic. Especially if you’re in a hurry!
It's all too easy to be lured into trying a "hack" in order to speed things up... or attempting the latest fad that your friend/coworker/brother-in-law is experimenting with.
Remember: the basics will get you at least 90% (and perhaps even 99%) of your results!
For me and my clients, those basics include:
Food made from whole, healthy ingredients
Getting enough quality sleep
Purposefully moving your body to make it strong, flexible, and resilient
Drinking enough water
Breathing clean air
If you build in all of these habits daily, you will undoubtedly see results.
Then, once you've got your foundational healthy habits in place, you may begin to include "extras" to spice up your routine. But I suspect that the fundamentals are more than enough to accomplish your goals.
If you're ready to take action, I offer a free 30-minute discovery call with every new prospective client. Use the chat feature below to get started in setting up your call!