I Wish It Were That Easy...

I stepped on the scale this morning…


Same exact weight that I kicked off 2019 at.

Under my fitness goals I really have two primary ones in 2019…

Hit 250 workouts for the year.

Get under 20% body fat again…because, you know, dad bod.

I’m on track, in fact, a little ahead of my workout frequency goal of 250 workouts.

But the scale has not budged.

If I’m being honest with myself I know exactly why…

I haven’t really changed my nutrition habits.

At least not enough to justify the change I’m looking for.

I cut down my coffee consumption, going from a a full pot to half a pot (yes, I measure coffee by the pot not the cup), based on my funky heart palpitations I was having.

So, that’s good.

I’m sleeping way better, and my energy is good.

But, the scale has not moved.

Which tells my one thing…

I need to change my nutrition, reduce my calories.

I share this with you today for a few reasons…

One, I think sometimes clients think because of our profession, we never struggle, we’re always consistent, and we’re just crushing this whole health and fitness thing.

That’s simply not the case, we struggle with it just like any other human being does.

I would say the only difference is we know why things are not working, but that still doesn’t change our behavior.

We all need coaching, accountability, and a supportive community, I don’t think anyone is above that.

Two, it’s a great lesson that we can be kicking butt in the gym and be super consistent with our workouts, but if we’re looking to make some significant body fat percentage changes, the nutrition has to change.

Plus, it has to change more than we think.

I can look back at this year so far and say “I eat pretty healthy.”

But the numbers don’t lie.

Clearly, I was taking in too much, or at least too much to see any fat loss.

So, sure, I may think I’m eating healthy, but the fact is, I’m eating too much, too big of a portions, etc.

I share this because we often hear clients frustrated with results after being really consistent with their workouts (this is the first step), but we don’t realize just how much we have to change our nutrition behaviors to see a change we’re after.

I’m just excited that I’m hitting my workout frequency, and I’ll chuck that up as a win, especially with everything going on and all my travel, that is a win.

But, if I want to see the real change I’m looking for the nutrition must change.

Hopefully this lesson resonates with you.

I do think if you’re just starting out, and you’re not getting 8-10 workouts in per month at minimum, you should make that a habit first.

The biggest mistake we can make is try to change everything at once.

So, if you’re just starting out, build the habit of workout frequency first.

If you’re consistent with your workouts and looking to see more change, we need to mess with your nutrition.

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling