Why are you doing that?

Loo Read – Something you can read in the 3 minutes you are sitting on the loo…

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Top tip for everyone…

Next time you’re exercising or following a diet, ask yourself this simple but powerful question:

“Why am I doing this?”

And make sure you give yourself a good, honest, detailed answer.  Don’t let it be the usual:

  • It’s what I have always done
  • I saw someone do something like it once
  • A bloke in the gym/magazine told me to do it
  • My coach/instructor/teacher told me to do it

Make sure you know exactly why you are doing it, and what it does.  So much of fitness/diets/training is full of “stuff” that fills up the time between the beginning and end.  It is just padding and woo-woo.

To give an example, I knew a lovely person in the gym who spends HOURS every day doing “stuff”.  They were doing a stretch I had never seen before, so I ask them what it is for and what it stretches…and they said

I don’t know.  I’ve always done it“.

Don’t let that be you!  Don’t be a parrot, copy things and and go through a mindless checklist of “stuff”.  Find out why you are doing what you are doing.  Ask your coach/instructor/teacher and make sure they know why…and when you find out why you are doing something, ask just 1 more question…

…does it work?

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