Meal plans don’t work. Well, I guess it depends on what your definition of “work” is, actually.

For me and my clients, friends, family and anyone I have some sort of influence over or some sort of vested interest in, this is what my definition of “work” is in the context of aiming to correct or give aide to something, namely: lifestyle goals.

An attainable strategy in not only achieving and maintaining outcome based goals, but inspiring progress towards reaching for new, even more rad goals.

Cool, huh? That’s what I thought anyway. So here is my number one beef with folks that ask for a diet, or a meal plan or another form of quick fixings on a much deeper-roosted behavioural issue. Expect to only put a bandage on the wound when you fail to address the root of the problem.

Let’s look at diet for example: When we cut starch carbs, dairy and sugar out of our lives cold turkey, the success rate of maintaining that without any habit based practice in changing the lifestyle that is associated with one making those choices is significantly reduced.

Here’s a video that gives you my three pro tips to overcome the New Years funk…

In order for it to “stick”. We need to first address the behaviours that will get us on the right track. More on that below…

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As a Precision Nutrition coach, I find myself talking about this extensively so I wanted to put together a super informative info session that you and your friends can learn and interact with me on this upcoming Sunday, January 28th.

I just ran a great session tonight on how to beat post holiday, haven’t started my New Years Resolutions epidemic that runs wild every January…

Check the replay out here so you can get a taste of my presentation…

https://musicfit.yondo.com/r/1990/WxTuSsB0

Join in for tips on how to pick the right foods for your body type, how to make tiny, slowchanges that will get and keep that unwanted body weight off, and most importantly, learn how to feel and perform better at life.

Here is your private link: https://musicfit.yondo.com/webinar/what-s-a-macro-a-4-step-process-to-start-eating/3469

I hope to see you there.

Comment below, What’s your biggest challenge when it comes to food choices and your diet?

 

Until next time, stay sweet!

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It can destroy a man or a woman alike. From the inside out.

 

 

With just a ripple, the entire landscape changes. The trees up above seem displaced, the birds soaring overhead are off…

Even the way things seem under the surface is unsettling when that ripple takes over. It might be the wind. It might be the fish or a slap of a tail from the beaver. Whatever it was today, it doesn’t matter. It’s off. Use caution when you approach the shoreline, or the docks, or the stones across the creek…but simply close your eyes…

 

For when you come back tomorrow, you’ll see the trees, the birds, the beautiful mural of nature on the surface. And to match- and more importantly – you’ll hear the powerful symphony beneath the surface if you listen carefully. It’s just a ripple.

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Photo by Gabe Rodriguez on Unsplash

Seriously. I want you to imagine what exactly it is that’d define you as a broken mess. A friend of mine described her 20% as the Enterprise after a crippling fight and all auxiliary power has been diverted to the life support systems. So what’s 20% worse than that?

If you’re feeling like you have no time, feeling overwhelmed, feeling like everything is coming down on you at once you are one of many that I would strongly encourage away from the “scarcity-mindset”. The feeling that you “have not”. Rather, lets get abundant and “have a lot”.

Scarcity is bullshit. And I will not apologize for that. We are completely capable of two streams – positive or negative. Every reaction is going to fall under one of those two.

Let’s check this theory out. I’m going to use the example I see most often in the gym, kitchen and generally with regards to goal setting and personal development. I see a lot of folks quit before they even start. It’s too far away. “It” being their ideal world. Ideal body. Ideal look…etc..etc… Unfortunately, we don’t consider ideal mindset right off the hop.

I come back to the title. What’s your zero? What’s the absolute worst thing that you could possibly be? (asides from dead, or maybe.. that is your zero…) Once you figure that out, how much better you are right now? It could be 20% 5% 75%… anything. It’s your number. And it’s meant to be subjective. Base it off of your feelings, your energy, your strength and your vitality.

Get a number yet?

Good.

Now, focus on better yourself 1% each day.

Even if you’re 20%, hell – 10%. That’s only 90 days away. A little less intimidating, right?

Give yourself the time to build things on a daily basis. Be gentle on yourself. Focus on the behaviours. Don’t worry about the end game. It’ll happen if you put the work in each day and work to improve yourself by just 1% each day. Progress. Not perfection.

Focus on one step at a time rather than that whole staircase. You got it.