Getting started is the hardest part.
That first day of a new workout routine feels like murder.
The next day you want to sleep in. You want to take a day off to “rest”.
After all, you earned it, right? You exercised pretty hard and you don’t want to overdo it right outta the gate. You’ll workout tomorrow.
You knock that off right now.
Yesterday doesn’t count. TODAY counts.
It doesn’t matter what you did yesterday. Just do something today.
You don’t have to work out for 2 hours.
You don’t even have to work out for 20 minutes.
No matter what you normally do, break it down to the smallest increment and do that instead.
1 minute of walking.
1 jumping jack.
Just do the minimum and it counts.
Do that enough times, and you’ll feel like doing more.
You’ll do 1 pushup and do a couple more since you’re down there.
You’ll walk for 1 minute and figure you might as well walk around the block.
Eventually, you’ll work your way up to 10 pushups or a 30-minute run and beyond.
You’ll never discover what you’re capable of if you don’t start with 1.
So do 1 today. Then do it again tomorrow.
FIT FINDS OF THE WEEK
READ: Anyone else started to get triggered by phrases like “unprecedented times”? Just me? Ok. Anyway, things are tense, right?
Well, one of the smartest guys I know wrote 5 questions we can ask ourselves about our beliefs that might help us create the change we seek. 🤔
WATCH: If you know, you know. If you don’t, you’ll laugh anyway. 🤣
LISTEN: Magic tricks are fascinating no matter the scale 🎩.
Last summer, I got to watch a magician amaze an audience from backstage and it was truly wonderful. The trick itself was really cool, but the joy on people’s faces was the real magic. Recently, I stumbled on this podcast interview where Nate Staniforth said something that’s stuck with me:
“You can create magic without doing tricks.”
GEAR: If you’re working out at home, one of the simplest ways to boost the results of your training is to use a resistance band.
You can use them for all kinds of bodyweight movements like push-ups, squats, bicep curls, pull-ups, tricep extensions, and more. I’ve got one just like this and it works great.
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Move your body. 🏃♂️
Clear your mind. 🤯
See you next time,
Dad: I’ve got a new COVID joke for you.
Dad: I can’t share it with you, though.
Dad: It’s contagious.
P.S. This newsletter is sponsored by Crossrope. You see, I hate cardio. I know it’s good for you, but I just don’t like it. Jump rope is a fantastic alternative because it’s fun, burns calories, AND you get the cardio benefits.