Inaction

In a world that is so afraid of failure it's easy to play it safe and do nothing (especially when it comes to your fitness journey).  The flip side of this is stalling in knowledge.  We want to have the perfect plan before we begin.  Either way, we are doing nothing.

The thing is, the worst thing we can do is nothing.

 A B+ plan that receives consistent effort is light-years ahead of the A++ plan that is implemented every other Monday.  Don't be afraid to fail.  

Do the best with what you have.  Right now.

Here's what that looks like:

  1. Walk every day. You'll be leaner, healthier, and happier in the long run.  
  2. Drink lots of water.  The more you train, the more you need. 
  3. Go to bed.  Foregoing sleep is a sure way to increase cortisol levels (the stress hormone).  Lacking sleep over a long period of time will kill  you.  So take your sleep seriously.  
  4. Sweat.  Whether it's lifting, personal training, yoga, or gardening, do something that makes you sweat at least a little every day. 

These things aren't cool, but 95 percent of us need to work on them.  In fact, it's far more important than jumping around a gym 2 times a week.  

Either way, do something.  

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
— Theodore Roosevelt