Have We Learned Anything?

The past few years have been a whirlwind.

But sometimes you need to block out all the noise and focus on what’s real.

When it comes to living a happier, healthier life, there are three things that will never change.

Master these three, and you’re virtually guaranteed to progress beyond where you are today and feel proud of your accomplishments.

Self-Care is Non-Negotiable: Many of us burn ourselves out taking care of everyone else but forget about ourselves. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Think about what they say when you board an airplane: Put your oxygen mask on first. Help yourself so that you can be the best version of you to help others.​

The “Other” 165: For most of us, making it to the gym 3 times in a week is a great week. It also means that your results are largely going to be dictated by the “Other 165” hours in the week. Factors like sleep, stress, hydration and nutrition have a lot more to do with how your clothes fit than those TRX rows that you did yesterday. Yes, it’s important to get your workouts in. But it’s even more important to be accountable to what happens during the “Other 165.” Embrace it.

The Simpler The Better: When it comes to exercise, the basics are always best. Expensive, elaborate equipment and machines that nobody really knows how to use are not only unnecessary, they take away from the desired outcome. Become the best at the basics and the rest will take care of itself.

It’s pretty simple. Take care of yourself, pay attention to what happens during the 165 hours a week when you’re NOT in the gym, and keep things simple.