You don’t need to be told what to do. You already know enough to at least get started with what you want to do; that’s not the problem. And even it’s not the best option, it doesn’t matter that much because what matters isn’t so much what you do, but how you do it. There are no great secrets to success, there is no golden key, all that matters is that you know how to put what you do know into action.
When it comes to your health, almost all you need to know can be summed up in 3 points:
- Eat Better
- Sleep Better
Almost everything else is just a variation of those three core points. If you aren’t working on applying those three points, what use is it learning from someone what they think the perfect diet or exercise plan for you is? How are you even going to do it if you can’t do what you already know? The thing is, more knowledge isn’t going to save you, and it definitely didn’t save me.
By 2016 I had 1000s of hours of studying under my belt, and more belly than I care to admit as well. Despite everything I knew about exercise and diet I had crossed into obese territory. The problem is that knowledge is worthless if it isn’t being applied and this was definitely the case for me. I knew all about the advantages of different diets and advanced exercise techniques and I wasn’t doing any of them. I was afraid of making a mistake and doing something that would cost me my health, so instead of following a sufficient plan I kept searching for that golden nugget of knowledge that would allow me to craft a perfect plan. And that was the very mistake that cost me my health; because in the mean time bad habits were forming, my diet slipped and my exercise was non-existent.
What put my health journey back on track wasn’t finding that nugget, but rather a realization that a lot of people who knew a whole lot less than me were in much better shape than I was. After some contemplation I understood that it was because they were putting their knowledge into practise, while I was not. So I then started working on ways to apply the knowledge I already had. I haven’t even touched most of what I know, but I’ve lost a lot of weight and kept it off simply by applying the basics consistently.
And I know this problem isn’t unique to me. Every time I hear someone explaining why they are overweight they always have a list of excuses: “it’s all the soda I drink”, “my portions are just too large”, “I need to go walking”, and then they talk about how they want to do one of the latest fad diets but have to learn more about it. But really they don’t have to, they all know at least one of the main reasons they are heavier than they want to be, and if that was the only thing they did they would be a lot closer. All they really need help with is learning how to do it. And that is the purpose of my channel.
I want to teach you how you to turn knowing into doing. So if you are ready to turn what you know into action and unlock your potential you should subscribe to my newsletter so you never miss any of my blogs.
To your health,
Max is a health coach serving the Sarnia region. Max specializes in helping people regain their health and keep it long term through habit evolution.