Man, 2020 Has been a doozy. Seriously, what the heck is next? If you're not tired by all of this, you have superhuman powers, or you live alone in the woods and definitely don't have internet access to be reading this blog post.
In that case, congratulations, carry on! Stay there.
I'm not sure what your situation is, or how you're dealing with it, but I would wager that there is some level of stress, and likely some uncertainty. I've certainly had my share of stress this year.
Tomorrow marks a hard reset for me. I've had enough of my own excuses. I know what I need to do. I wrote the damn program and have put hundreds of people through it.
It's time to stop the talking and take action.
Here is what I'm doing:
Dan Plan Phase 1
In other words, "Consume diverse vegetables & fruits along with enough protein to sustain lean mass. Limit fats, starch and sugar." Better Not Perfect is the mantra of the Plan - but The Phase 1 guide also states, "Commit to AT LEAST 56 days of being on this program 100%, NO OFF DAYS! At the end of 8 weeks we can look at how you did and make changes.
DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES UNTIL THEN!"
Move everyday, no matter what. It can be anything - I'm giving myself space here. Walk, run, jog, lift, bike, row, ANYTHING. No time requirement, just something.
Compliance & Accountability
No cheats for 56 Days (8 weeks). Check in in my own online group, no matter what. I hide from this a lot. I am NOT perfect and I feel like I have to be, as a Nutrition Coach and gym owner, I put pressure on myself to be an example. I fail a lot. I make mistakes a lot. It's time to be transparent. I have a feeling this is going to be really hard. It makes me uncomfortable thinking about it. Many times, that means it's something that needs to be done.
Spend 60 seconds daily on mindset. It sounds really small, and it is - on purpose. It's an easy win that will help in all areas. Will there be days that I do more? I sure hope so. But every day, I will be still for AT LEAST 60 SECONDS. Anything more is a bonus.
That's it. No bells, no whistles.
Actionable low hanging fruit items that I know will drive change.
There are other things I want to add to this list. Write everyday, read a chapter every morning, delete all social media apps, do 15 minutes of mobility everyday, play sports with my kids every morning, and on and on.
Those will come later. First, a reset of the basics.
I'm terrified and I can't wait.