Setting Yourself up For Success...

We know how much of a mental game this can be.

We always tell people that there's going to be highs and lows throughout the fitness journey. 

That's a given. 

Here's a quick tip I always tell clients on day one and it's good to hear again. 

Let's use sleep and workouts as an example.

We always preach more sleep, but we also know life gets in the way. 

One night things may go right and you get 8-9 hours, the next night everything goes to hell and you only get 5. 

That's just being on the rollercoaster of life. 

We can easily get frustrated because we have one bad day, and that frustration can boil over into one bad week, and one bad month, and so on. 

But what if we agreed to try to get 52.5 hours of sleep per week or 210 hours of sleep per month?

Now when you don't hit 8-9 hours of sleep one day it's not a loss. 

You have the other 29 days to make it up. 

Now you can't go crazy and try to catch up sleeping straight through the last 3 days of the month to try to make it up. 

It doesn't quite work that way :)

But if you have a couple bad nights of sleep, you get plenty of other days during the month to make it up. 

The same goes for workouts...

We focus on getting in a workout today, which is good, but we know sometimes things come up that we can't control. 

Instead of focusing on the workout today, or the line of "3x per week", how about we shoot for 10+ workouts in a month?

That's a nice double-digit goal that you can still track, but it allows for life's bumps to get in the way. 

If you miss a workout or two, you still have the rest of the month to get 10+ workouts in. 

Think about the bigger picture, and you'll have fewer mindset hurdles to jump over. 

1% Better. 

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling