by Michelle Dukowski | Dec 19, 2020 | News
A Strategy for Long Term Success
The secret to seeing real and sustainable long-term changes in your body is this: strive to be consistently imperfect!
We, your coaches, are asking you to ditch the idea that you need to be perfect in order to see results. Hear us when we say that being consistently imperfect over time is infinitely better than being absolutely perfect for the next thirty days.
We are asking you to be consistent most of the time, for a long time. Be consistent in your habits and understand that changes in body composition doesn’t happen after a seven-day juice cleanse or a 30-day detox. The changes you want won’t happen by cutting out alcohol, caffeine, or carbs for a week. They happen slowly, over months and years from small but steady changes in certain habits.
Where the Magic Happens
Creating good habits could include having a drink a few times a month rather than a few each night. Or try eating healthy, real food six and a half out of seven days a week, and working out for 20-30 minutes most days.
And you can’t beat prioritizing your sleep even when things are crazy, hectic and stressful, instead of staying up late to binge watch Netflix or cram in extra work.
When we have established habits to fall back on, the ones we do day in and day out, you will really see changes. That’s where the magic is.
So when you think of the abs you want, or the muscles you know are there but aren’t quite visible to the world yet, understand that it is time to forget the idea of being perfect, of being “all in.” Understand that what you do for seven, 15, or 30 days isn’t going to move the needle over the course of your life.
It’s what you do day in and day out over the next few years that will set you up for the you that you are working so hard to see.
And KEEP GOING
So when I say I want you to be consistently imperfect, think of it as a weight being lifted, as a welcomed reality check that you don’t need to be perfect every day. You just need to keep at it. Focus on making minor changes that you can hold on to for one, two, maybe even three years before you really see the difference.
Let go of the idea that results should come right away and find value and comfort in the process. Overnight results are fleeting, and the ones that take time are the ones we hold on to. Let’s adjust our timeline, refocus our intentions, and find joy in the journey.
Forget about being perfect! Strive to be consistent—to be imperfectly moving in the right direction, and to find success along the way.
by Michelle Dukowski | Dec 17, 2020 | News
It’s been a long and challenging eight months, hasn’t it? The pandemic has been unpredictable, frustrating, and discouraging. And on top of everything going on in your world, sometimes it’s been too much.
And then the gym opened! You were feeling ready to get back in until you realized that all of a sudden it’s been eight months since you:
* Consistently used a barbell or practiced your pull ups.
* Ditto for being motivated to eat well and prioritize your sleep.
And you have long since realized that additional stress has crept its way into your daily vibe and you no longer feel quite like yourself.
If this sounds familiar, don’t worry, it does for me too.
And here we find ourselves in a tough position. The thing that helped you manage your stress, motivated you to eat well, and prioritize yourself more—the elements that brought you closer to feeling your best—now feels like it is receding, or is just too far away. It’s like you are starting all over again.
But here’s a secret: all that work you did way back when has, believe it or not, made you very well equipped to handle these challenges.
You know what it feels like to walk into the gym for the first time, not knowing if you are ready.
You know exactly what it feels like to have the people around you seem so much stronger and fitter than you are. And you know what it feels like to look in the mirror and believe you are far away from the person you want to be.
But you didn’t give into those fears. And that means you also know what it feels like to be welcomed by complete strangers who want nothing more than to share space with you and help you succeed.
It means that you also know what it’s like to discover you are already infinitely stronger and fitter than you ever thought possible! And you know the joy of finding out that the changes you committed to are finally starting to add up. You realize you are getting in the best shape of your life.
So I want to remind you that you have been here before. You’ve done this, and I promise you can do it again. And if it feels too big or that too much time has passed, just remember what brought you through the door the first time.
To those who think they can’t: you can. You’ve already proven it. Just Keep Going.
by Sean Blinch | Dec 17, 2020 | News
Athletes, CrossFitters and bodybuilders have long turned to Essential Amino Acids supplements, known as EAAs, to aid their workouts. They also turn to Branched Chain Amino Acids, or BCAAs, for the same reason.
by Sean Blinch | Dec 17, 2020 | News
The Canadian fitness industry right now is like a ship bobbing along in the stormy North Atlantic.
It’s a modern vessel fueled up, well provisioned, and the will to navigate the choppy waters. The captains on the bridge are in lockstep with one thought: we are built for this.
So why is the coast guard ordering us back to port?