It is so easy to get caught up in what to “do”.
Whatever we call them, we love digging into what to “do” to lose fat, get strong, and feel awesome.
Yet, no matter how much we learn.
No matter how many books we read or to which we listen.
No matter how many newsletters for which we sign up.
No matter how many blog, studies, and papers we read.
We struggle to put it into practice.
We struggle to consistently do what we need to do.
We struggle to take one step after another, day after day.
This is often a much bigger obstacle toward success than any of the details of “what” we’re doing.
So, what can we do?
How can we be more consistent?
One step we can take is to change how we look at our efforts to get lean, strong, and healthy.
To change how we look at ourselves.
To change the questions we’re asking.
Don’t get so caught up in what to “do” to get leaner.
Or even healthier.
Ask how to “be” a person who’s lean, strong, and healthy.
You’ll likely end up “doing” the same things.
Focusing on “being” rather than “doing”, however, will help promote lasting change.
The idea of such an identity shift might be intimidating.
It might bring out deep feelings of resistance.
Your value, your worth, however, is in no way tied to your efforts to take care of yourself.
Rather, these efforts support all of those things about you that make you “you”.
This kind of identity shift doesn’t undermine who you are already.
It enhances who you are.
It allows all of your gifts to shine through.
It’s okay to grow.
It’s okay to change.
After all, that’s the goal, right?
You won’t be lean, strong, and healthy without “being” lean, strong, and healthy.
You’ve got this.