In this weeks article I share with you the number one progress killer.
The one thing holding you back from achieving your fitness/transformation goals.
And it has nothing to do with a poor diet, lack of time, or exercise, being consistent, or any of the usual things you might commonly hear of.
Sure good nutrition and exercise play a part, but theres one thing rooted much much deeper thats really holding you back.
Its something called
There's so much information out there, some good, some bad, that you end up with an information overload and do nothing with it.
There's two possible scenarios that can arise from analysis paralysis, that essentially lead to the same outcome.
1/ You either have so much information that you get overwhelmed and procrastinate and do nothing with it.
2/ You're an all or nothing kind of person and you decide to go for it.
You may even have the will power to sustain it for a bit and achieve some pretty cool results at first, but then it's likely you're gonna hit a plateau and you've got all this information running around your head and you'll again get overwhelmed and quit.
Let's take a closer look at scenario 1
Have you ever put off getting in shape because you've become so overwhelmed by all the information out there and don't know where to start?
Maybe you don't know whether to run or go to the gym?
Maybe you think you need to be on some special diet?
Maybe you think you need a set time to commit to a transformation.
You see all these 6 week, 8 week, 12 week beach body plans floating around.
Maybe you think you need the perfect workout plan or the perfect diet plan to see great results.
Maybe you think I'll start when I get back from holiday or in the new year, when the kids go back to school, when work settles down, when I can fully commit or something else along those lines.
These are all examples of analysis paralysis and just different ways of procrastinating.
You've just got so much information going on in your brain, you don't know what to do.
Workout at home or gym?
What is program best?
Cardio, weights, both?
How long, how many reps?
What diet plan is best?
What food is best, chicken breast or white fish?
What protein powder?
Do you see where i'm going with this?
Have you got a headache yet?
Is it any wonder you may be confused and putting it off?
There's so much information that you end up doing nothing.
Even if it's a good reliable source of information.
It's useless if you don't take action and and implement this information.
Do you really think its going to make a massive difference if you do 10 reps or 15 reps, if you eat chicken or fish, blueberries or raspberries?
I'll tell you now, it doesn't.
If you're allowing information overload hold you back, how much progress do you think you are making? Zero
It doesn't have to be perfect!
Taking imperfect action is better than taking no action at all!
Let's look at scenario 2
You absorb all this information, feel great and decide to implement everything and take action.
You feel good, because your not someone that procrastinates and makes excuses.
You just get on with it.
It's all going great at first, your seeing results then you hit a plateau.
Maybe you become really busy again at work, your training and diet starts to suffer and your not able to perfectly adhere to the plan.
Then all of a sudden the will power, the enthusiasm, and the determination run out, and you go back to your old ways.
Each scenario takes you back to square one and doing nothing!
ITS NOT YOUR FAULT.
It's not because you lack commitment or will power or you don't want it bad enough.
It's not even your mindset.
It's more to do with what's going on in your brain.
Your BRAIN SET.
Whether your a type of person from scenario 1 or scenario 2. Your brain detects all this overwhelming information as a 'threat'
When your brain detects a 'threat' it switches to 'safe' mode.
And you revert back to your old pre programmed patterns.
Because your brain recognises this as safe and within your comfort zone.
The best way to overcome this is to train your brain before you train your muscles.
The brain is similar to your muscles.
You wouldn't attempt to squat 300kg if you can't even squat 50kg
You have to train your muscles and work your way up to that weight.
To create a successful lasting transformation of your, brain, mind and body.
You need to reprogram your brain with good habits.
Good habits take around 30 days to form and new pathways to be created within your brain and programmed into your subconscious mind.
The best way to achieve this:
Keep it simple.
Take baby steps.
Don't try to do everything.
Focus on one thing at a time to avoid overwhelm, the threat, and Analysis Paralysis.
If you'd like to experience the transformation process for yourself and the exact steps I take my coaching clients through to create an easy and sustainable transformation, then I invite you to join me on an exclusive one to one coaching call session.
Coaching calls are usually reserved for my one on one clients but i've created some extra time in my diary to offer out to some of my email subscribers and followers.
And to make your transformation session even easier, I'm giving them away for FREE until the end of the week.
To book your time with me, heres a link straight to my bookings page www.edfitpt.setmore.com and choose the accelerator/coaching call service.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to speaking with you on our call.