I’m out of shape, and I’m unhappy about it. Not so unhappy I’ve been willing to do something about it, but unhappy.
Showing up at CrossFit once every 5-10 days is an attempt to fool myself into thinking I’m getting back on track. My results from this level of commitment are predictable, I’m working out just enough to be continually sore while staying squishy. There’s a word I’ve avoided over the last 12-18 months when it comes to fitness. It’s the same word that can be found behind all accomplishment and significant success.
The decision that leads to transformation is not if I want to look and feel better. The decision is simple. Am I willing to commit to the consistency it will take to accomplish this goal.
Consistency is a great separator in life. Wanting something can be the initial inspiration it takes to get moving, but in the end, being committed to the routine and staying consistent is going determine the outcome. The things we truly value in life are made clear to all by consistent actions, not words.
Starting small, I’ve decided to workout three times a week. My focus is on my commitment to the routine, not the results. Because we both know if the routine is followed, so will the results.
This Week’s Podcast
This week’s podcast is a mini-episode (6 minutes) on consistency. The One You Feed podcast was created by Eric Zimmer and Chris Forbes and is built on this great parable.
An old grandfather told his grandson: “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, and resentment. The other is good. It is joy, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and bravery.”
The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”
The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”
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