When you travel or go on vacation what is more fun and relaxing? Rushing from point A to point B without taking the time to enjoy the sights and sounds or slowing down and taking your time to truly enjoy the experience? Of course, the more you experience from your travels, the more fun you have, and you return to work more relaxed, focused and productive.
Taking the scenic route with your fitness plan and going slower can help you accomplish goals and increase the odds that your results, actions and strategies will be sustainable where quick fix programs often are not.
As a personal trainer and fitness coach for the last 22 years, I have helped many people lose weight, build muscle and improve their nutrition and each one of them used different tactics. However, there is one common trait among all of them who not only reached their goal but maintained them; they took their time.
Depending on where you live there are approximately 4-6 weeks before archery season opens in most states. That doesn’t leave a lot of time to make significant gains but if you can start with one or two tiny strategies, it is possible to build muscle, lose weight and improve conditioning; all of which will improve your performance in the field and help you get Fit To Hunt. The secret is in the tiny strategies.
I want you to pick one tactic you can start doing this week that will make you just a little healthier.
1. Walk 10 minutes
2. Do 20 push-ups
3. Eat 20 grams of protein at breakfast
4. Drink 20 ounces of water
5. Do 20 squats
6. Eat one apple
7. Drink one less soda
The list can go on forever, but the key is you pick only one tactic and do it daily.
Then when you have mastered that tactic…add another.
Pretty soon, you will have 3-4 solid habits you do everyday and are well on your way to creating a disciplined process that produces results and is sustainable.
Remember I said that archery season is about to begin? The key to continuing with your new tactics (and not bagging them because of deer season) is learning how to make small changes in your daily routine fit and work for you.
Start small, hunt hard, get some successes, coast through the holidays, then start the New Year with a solid base and the tools to truly attack your fitness in 2020.
For help with your program contact Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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