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When You're Tired of "Failing"

Many of us believe that making significant changes to our health and bodies requires perfection. 

For example, you might think…

  You need to work out 5x a week. If it’s not a strenuous session at the gym, then it’s a waste of time. 

Eating even a little bit of junk food is a “fail.”

One missed workout or one “imperfect” meal will bring your progress to a screeching halt and ruin the entire week

If you recognize this kind of mindset in your approach toward health and fitness goals…

I encourage you to change the way you look at what healthy living means for you.

What does it really take to lose fat, get healthy, and change your body?

The great news? Studies show that sticking to a nutrition and exercise program just 50 to 79 percent of the time yields remarkable results.

In fact, even those who were LEAST consistent—we’re talking 10-49 percent consistency—still ended up losing between 5-6 percent of their total body weight. 

That’s a clinically significant amount that’s linked to lower risk of heart and metabolic disease.

All of which just goes to show:

To get results, you don’t have to be perfect. 

People make amazing progress by taking what they do now, and just doing it a little better. 

And that’s true even if a little better seems a long way from perfect. 

For example, let’s say you’d like to work out for 30 minutes, 5 days a week—that’d be “perfect” in your mind—but you aren’t currently exercising at all. 

Going for a 10-minute walk 3 days a week would be a little better, and it can absolutely lead to real progress. 

No, it doesn’t hit your idea of “perfect,” but it moves you closer to that today than you were yesterday.

And that’s something you can build on. 

With client after client, I’ve seen this approach work far better than trying to go from “zero to hero” overnight. 

So ask yourself: 

What's one thing you can do today, that’s just a little better than yesterday? 

Whether it’s an extra lap around the block with the dog, going to bed 10 minutes earlier, or swapping your soda for seltzer water, do something that helps you inch forward.

When you do these small acts, you develop more confidence in your ability to change. And of course, these small acts add up.

So forget “perfect.” Just do the easiest, most doable thing—and feel that tiny, almost imperceptible shift forward. It's what we do MOST of the time that matters. That's lifestyle.

One extreme workout won't make you a fit person.

One super clean meal won't eliminate all of your unwanted belly fat.

But repeated movement and repeated mostly healthy eating patterns add up to healthier LIVING. Tiny habits compound with BIG interest.

[I've got your back. Connect with me if you need accountability or guidance in making these tiny habits actionable for you.]


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