Reason Six (of Twelve) Why You Can’t Stay In Shape.

#6 Bad Info

It’s taken me five posts before getting to the topic of bad information. That’s because you can work with incomplete information and still get where you want to go, and why I recommend that everyone starts badly. Because analysis paralysis is more dangerous than the bad info itself.

You will not have all the answers. Your goal isn’t to have them. Your goal is to be someone who takes enough action to find the answers through experience. 

But while we are here, let’s solve the issue of information. 

Repeat after me: 

The question is not “what do I need?” The question is “what do I need now?”

If you don’t eat a regular breakfast or exercise regularly:

  • Eating a good breakfast for five days straight will serve you better than learning macros.
  • Moving on a regular basis each week will pay off far more than understanding energy pathways in the body. 

There are cute idioms for this topic: 

“Don’t have $100 shoes and a 10-cent squat.”

-Louie Simmons

People step over $100 bills to pick up quarters every day.”

-Me

Here’s the basic knowledge you need for changing your fitness.

Excerpt from “Fitness in 100 Words”

■Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds,

some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. 

■ Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean,

squat, presses, etc. Similarly, bike, run, swim, row, etc.

■ Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy.

■ Regularly learn and play new sports.

**pssst: 

::whispers:: You’re fitness journey can be a sport. 

Here’s a set of action steps that will help you start.

  1. Set a goal.
  2. Accept that you will fall off at times.
  3. Get back to baseline when you do.
  4. Let someone know you’re doing this. (Get a cohort)
  5. Don’t be black and white with yourself, % change matters.
  6. Start imperfectly with bad info, you’ll find better info along the way.

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