“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
Getting in shape, losing weight, gaining muscle or increasing your athletic performance all requires change. You will need to change your mindset, your nutrition, your workouts, your recovery and your environment. Change isn’t always easy, but there are some tips that can help you make change easier.
Our team has recently been reading Switch, which is an amazing book about change. One of the greatest tips I learned was called “greasing the path”. Greasing the path is a concept that talks about planning ahead and implementing things that will make new habits easier.
For example, have you ever had trouble waking up for a workout? An example of greasing the path would be to lay out your clothes, prepare food the night before, plan your workout ahead of time, etc. Bottom line, if you have trouble waking up, try to make the new habit as simple as possible to implement.
I’m not a huge fan of waking up at 4am, but I make sure everything is done the night before. Coffee is in the machine, clothes are laid out, food is ready to go, workouts are planned, to do list written out and whatever else I need. I don’t wanna stress, forget something or be rushed out the door.
This is very different than hitting snooze, waking up late, making food, finding your clothes and rushing out the door… that’s no fun and you almost always forget something.
Greasing the path can be used for just about anything, but you get the idea.
It’s a simple tip, but powerful when you are trying to change your habits and improve your life.
Hope it helps!
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”