This time of year is always tough.
People are busy with summer BBQ's, vacations, and the weather is good.
You don't need to be perfect, but don't give up, even a couple of workouts in a month is better than no workouts in a month.
Even one choice a week of eating the healthier option makes a difference.
Don't beat yourself up, don't give up, just keep doing what you can do, and give it whatever your best is that day.
Doing nothing, throwing in the towel, is the worst thing you can do.
This time of year is usually the biggest test of 1% Better...
You read it every day.
You see it in our facility, on our website, I end every e-mail with it, and we say it a lot.
But what does it actually mean?
I think it starts with why.
Why does Spurling Fitness exist?
Spurling exists to impact, empower, and change the lives of those who are intimidated by the typical gym environment through strong coaching, continual accountability, a family-like community, and a desire to get 1% better each and every day.
That's our mission.
That's why we do what we do every day.
In an industry that has no regulations and "weekend trainers" giving you information, it can be tough to know what's right.
You get thrown lines like...
"Lose 20lbs in 20 days."
"Take this pill to speed up your metabolism."
"Eat this food to shrink your belly fat."
"Do this one exercise to tighten your tummy in ten days."
Those are all great examples of nothing but good marketing trying to promise you a quick-fix.
And you know what happens...
You try it, maybe you see results for a week or two, maybe a month, and then you gain it all back, plus more!
Am I right?
1% better is the opposite approach.
It's about slowly chipping away at things.
Realizing this is a journey and a marathon, not a sprint.
There is no end. There is no destination. There is no break or pause.
It's falling in love with the process.
1% better every day.
Just a little better than yesterday.
It could be that you got one more hour of sleep.
It could be that you got one extra round in on your circuit...
Or maybe it's one more serving of vegetables...
One more hour spent with family.
It's small behavioral changes that don't seem like much but have both a compounding and sustainable effect.
Not only do you get better results in the long-term, the results you do get, you actually keep!
During a time when you feel overwhelmed by all the things that you could improve upon, 1% better gets you to take action, and start feeling better right away.
Just take one action.
We know that motivation is not something that you just wake up with.
Motivation comes from action.
You start doing something small, the momentum builds, and motivation is built through the action.
That one thing, 1%, could be the thing that kick-starts everything.
Does it have one definition?
I don't think so.
I think each of us has our own definition of 1% better.
Ultimately 1% Better is here with the goal that this fitness stuff can be fun and enjoyable if you make it part of your day and surround yourself with the right people that will motivate and inspire you to be a little better every day.
Keep going, keep giving it your best, but don't just throw in the towel and revisit it in the fall, that's not living the 1% Better motto.
Dedicated to Your Success,