Keystone Habits

I, as well as many others, are probably very tired of the battle between food vs. training.  What’s more important?  What will get me to my goal the quickest?  How do I get a six pack?

If you are keeping up w/ current research, and of course we are here at Sweat, the answer is likely a third option that many have not even yet considered, mindset.  In the long run, neither food nor exercise will matter if your mindset still views WHAT YOU EAT as a diet and HOW YOU MOVE as a chore.  

How do you, or anyone else for that matter, create SUSTAINABLE, LIFE LONG change?  How can you change your mindset so the journey for which you embark is not necessarily easy but definitely achievable?  How do you get to become that person that worries about clean foods and enjoys training?

Want the million $$$$$ answer?  Then re-read the title.  FIND your keystone habit.  That’s right, 95% of all lifestyle overhauls FAIL but research tell us that committing yourself to ONE meaningful HABIT change has the potential to completely rewire your brain.  I’m in love with the book by Charles Duhigg called The Power of Habit in which he delves deeply into this topic.  If you want to learn more about your habits and how to change them, pick it up.

I say all of this to remind you of the August Food Challenge which really needs to be retitled our August Keystone Habit.  Could this months habit challenge be the practice that rewires your brain?

Remember, there’s no magical difference between a night time fast lasting 11 1/2 hrs vs 12 hrs vs 13 hrs.  The spark is in the snowball effect of this habit!  Why are you eating, when you are eating?  Present yourself with the challenge of foregoing that evening snack knowing that your morning meal will come 12 hours after what you have chosen to eat the night before.  It seems like an innocent habit to try out but it has enormous potential.

Overhaul the overhaul.  One habit can change EVERYTHING.  You don’t have to take my word for it because science backs me up.

Think.  Train.  Live.  Differently.  – jeidi