I caught myself this last week doing the exact opposite of what I know to be best.
2 years ago when I decided to get into shape I added a 2 mile run first thing in the morning to my exercise program.
Since then I’ve consistently gotten up early in the morning to complete my 2 mile run and then start my day. 2 miles everyday, not less not more, not faster nor slower. Just the same 2 miles.
While it’s doing me some good, it’s not doing me a lot of good. My body has adapted to this, and while it does make me feel better in the morning.. there are things I could do to get more results out of it in less time.
The sooner I do this the sooner I can star to be in better shape, lose more body fat, be a faster runner, etc…
What’s kept me from this, besides being busy with The Body Firm and coaching my clients, has been complacency.
I’ve become complacent.
And you must avoid complacency at all costs.
And I know better….
Especially because I know and review Keckich credo #1 on a regular basis…
Kekich Credo #1– People will do almost anything to stay in their comfort zones. If you want to accomplish anything, get out of your comfort zone.. Strive to increase order and discipline in your life. Discipline usually means doing the opposite of what you feel like doing.
The easy roads to discipline are…
-Discovering and doing what you do best and what’s important and enjoyable to you
-Focusing on habits by replacing your bad habits and thought patterns, one by one, over time, with good habits and thought patterns
This means I HAVE TO GET OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE to move forward….
And I’ve learned over the last few years it’s way easier to write those words on a laptop than to actually do them, So I’ve had to push myself to try new things.
And their are ways you can use this credo to get you to your fitness and fat loss goals sooner.
1. Setting Deadline to change behaviors
-For example: Saturday night only for my cheat meal. By Thursday I’ll have 4 30 minute workouts done.
2. Instituting small changes everyday. Until the weight and momentum of those small changes snowball into some real visible results.
-For example: I will carry my lunch everyday from now on to have better control over what I eat and to make better choices
3. Do the opposite of what you feel like doing-
-For example doing the hardest exercises for maximum results. Like doing weighted squats, followed immediately after with jumps, is extremely HARD, but it’s simply one of the BEST ways to lose fat rapidly.So you should do it early in your workout.
4. Change your mindset.You are a person who can and will succeed. Truly believe.
-You must believe you are truly capable of changing at least one behavior in yourself, and with that one change you can start a chain of events that change who you are and how you get things done.
So you must resist complacency and focus on replacing your habits and thought patterns one by one, over time, with good habits and thought patterns.
Resist complacency to stay in bed and get to your a.m. workout
Resist complacency to go to happy hour and go to boot camp.
Resist complacency to hit the drive through and making something healthy for yourself at home.
Resist complacency to do the same workout routine over and over and over, instead go faster, heavier, just change it up…
Resist complacency and move forward.
Resist. Resist. Resist.
Have a great week!
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