Just Don't Get Hit: How To Just Make it WORK
In boxing, my coaches have told me, the quintessential overthinker, an answer to questions that I found myself using with clients at BWN this week:
“JUST DON’T GET HIT”
There’s the technical aspects of boxing.
The perfection of a punch, a combo, a strategy-
the “traditional” way to do things
that are prove to work every time
for the GENERAL fighter to make a move.
emphasis on the world “general
Sure, it’ll work in a way,
but that doesn’t mean it entirely will work FOR YOU,
that YOU cannot be successful another way,
that it even really matters if you’re 1000% perfect,
because ultimately the goal is to -
JUST DON'T GET HIT!
when a client who was used to extreme diets in the past,
was asking whether or not it was a “good” decision to choose an almond flour-maple syrup based cake
vs a traditional bakery-type cake,
when really they may have even both been comparable calories and sugar,
she explained the bakery cake would’ve unraveled her on a downward spiral of more unhealthy choices,
the questions stopped being about
Did I make the right choice to reach my weight loss goals?
and instead was,
Did I make the right choice FOR ME at the TIME to keep on track towards my weight loss goals?
Ultimately, a win is a win guys, and there’s other ways to get there. Sometimes you have to just make an instinctive reactionary decision with a challenge faced in front of you that feels right FOR YOU,
JUST DON’T GET HIT 🥊
Here’s how to work on this mentality to ACTUALLY get results:
- Work on your “all or nothing mentality”. Why? Because it does NOT work- definitely not in the long, but often not in the short, term.
- Don’t underestimate the small shifts. They’re what gets you to the big picture.
- Focus on CONSISTENCY not PERFECTION. It’s much more effective to workout for 20 minutes a day than 2 hours one day, for a example.
- EXPECT to “fall off”, “cheat”, “move backwards”, They’re actually a PART of moving forward, NOT a cause for regression.
- Never, ever, feel shame, less of yourself, and/or insecure, for feeling like this sh** is HARD. Being honest about the process helps you work through it with less stress NOT more.