goal setting

Jerry Seinfeld’s magical fitness tip

Do you ever struggle with sticking to your exercise and diet routine?

One skipped workout leads to another, and another, and another. Then, before you know it, your fitness progress grinds to a halt.

This frustrating cycle is all too common.

Many of my clients have asked for a magical tip to stick with their exercise plan, and I found the solution in an unlikely place: from the mind of Jerry Seinfeld.

The story goes like this…

A few decades ago, when he was a touring comedian and the Seinfeld show was new to TV, a young man approached him behind stage at a comedy club to ask for advice. How can I become a better comic?

He told the young comic that to become better he should write better jokes. And to write better jokes, he must write every single day.

Seinfeld went on to describe his Chain Method for staying consistent. He hangs a big calendar of a whole year on the wall. On every day that he writes, he marks that box with an X. After a few days you have a chain that continues to grow longer. Now your job is to simply never break the chain.

Don’t break the chain!

While Seinfeld used this brilliant technique for writing jokes, we can use it for fitness. Every day that finds you in the gym gets a big, satisfying, red X. How gratifying to see your fitness chain grow on your wall calendar!

If your goal is to drop body fat and build muscle then consistency is key. Stick to your program every single day.

Build the chain; see the results.

If you aren’t yet one of my prized clients then let’s do something about that. Feel free to reach out to me via email or phone 314-623-1311 to get started on an effective exercise program.

A New Year Post

I posted this in my VIP private facebook group on NYE and I thought it was so good, that I wanted to share it with you! it was straight from my heart and there is little editing.  If you resonate with this, please comment.  I want to hear your story!

Happy New Year! I hope you all have a great evening.

I was thinking about this time of year and why is it that people are down. Do you think it may be because the resolutions and goals we made this time LAST year fell apart?

We are sad because we aren't where we thought we would be?

I do believe in setting goals, but I think we should be careful of what kind of goals we set.
How about setting goals like:
1) treating myself and others kinder
2) having more fun.
3) eating vegetables every meal
4) reading the entire bible
5) working out 3 days a week

Don't say I want to lose 50 pounds, instead, say I will eat healthier, exercise more, sleep more, smile more.

If we set goals that we don't have ultimate control over, then we become disappointed.

I hope this makes sense. I have a sense of excitement when I set my goal of having more fun in 2017.

If I were to set my goal to Press a 24kg kettlebell, (which I really want to do), then if I don't get there, I will feel sad. When in all actuality, all I want is to be happy and have fun in 2017.

So instead, I'll set my goal to move daily and follow a program to increase my press. I'm not going to have some end number.

I hope you get what I'm trying to say and take my advice...or not!

Either way, be happy, love hard and be kind to yourself this year.

Xoxo stef