L2L 023: 20 Tips for Getting into the Best Shape of Your Life

Learning to Lead Podcast Episode Number 23

In this episode I share my journey to getting into the best shape of my life along with 20 tips to help you get into the best shape of your life. I hope this will help you with your health and fitness goals!

 Episode Overview:

  • Getting into the Best Shape of Your Life
  • Sharing My Story
  • Sharing 20 Tips to Help You Get into the best Shape of Your Life
  • An opportunity to get coached by me

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Show Notes:  

Get into the Best Shape of Your Life

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohm

20 Tips for Getting into the Best Shape of Your Life

1.) Determine Your Why 

2.) Stop Dieting 

3.) Understand the Pain vs. Pleasure Principle 

4.) Schedule Exercise in Your Calendar and Don’t Miss it 

“People spend their health trying to make money and then they spend all of the money they earned trying to buy back their health.”

5.) Remember that the Best Workout is the One You’ll Do

6.) Don’t Pay Attention to a Scale

7.) Take Pictures Every Week

8.) Get a Coach or other External Forces 

Henry Cloud says, “Where your maturity isn’t good enough to sustain you, bring in an external force!”

10.) Use the 80/20 rule when eating 

11.) Eat 5-6 meals throughout the day

12.) Plan Out and Pack Your Meals for the Day

13.) Drink Your Water 

14.) Get Educated

15.) Join an Accountability Group –

16.) Set an Event Goal

17.) Get Daily Inspiration 

18.)  Just do it.™ -Nike

“Motivation is not going to strike you like lightning. And motivation is not something that someone else – nurse, doctor, family member – can bestow or force on you. The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever.”

19.) Realize that You are Closer than You Think

20.) Celebrate – Treat yourself when you get the results, finish a program, a race, etc.

Contact Me for Coaching:

If you would like additional coaching, e-mail me at dougsmithlive@gmail.com.

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  • What are your health and fitness goals? 
  • What are one or two tips you can start applying immediately?
  • What tips do you struggle with?

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