Multitasking, Tinder, & Fat Loss
Did you know that multitasking is stupid?
Did you know that you’re actually less productive when you multitask
Did you know that multitasking decreases your ability to remember things, drastically depletes your mental energy and may even be a precursor to Alzheimer’s?
This may come as a shock to many people but the latest neurological research shows this to be indubitable.
Many apologies to the multi-taskers out there who have held their heads high over the years thinking that their efforts were superior to the more “focused” individuals, but it’s just not true; brain science say so.
I’ll get to how this affects your fat loss in just a second, but first, let me explain.
I’ve recently been reading a fascinating book called “The Organized Mind” by Daniel Levitin.
He starts with the obvious… most of us are experiencing INFORMATION OVERLOAD.
We are currently taking in 5 TIMES THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION PER DAY than we were 50 years ago and this is making us less productive in the long run.
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, New Flashes, and Updates are running our lives, and this, is running us into the ground.
Our brains are fried and it’s becoming more and more common to hear people saying they need to de-bug or disconnect.
Outside of the fact that I have strong disagreements with the section written health and health care, if yyou want to figure out how you can apply simple strategies to organize your home, mind, business, time and social worlds, I highly recommended picking it up.
So, how does this pertain to your fitness goals and fat loss?
If your like most individuals, when it comes to fitness, you’re experiencing information overload.
Google “Lose Weight” and you’ll come up 123,000,000 matches.
Ask 10 friends how to drop a couple Lbs. and you’ll get 10 different answers.
Want to try EVERY fitness systems out there? Sign up for Class Pass.
Fitness these days is like dating with Tinder. Too many options can lead to analysis paralysis and you don’t get Jack S%&$ done.
Situations like these make it difficult to figure out what you REALLY NEED TO STICK TO reach your fitness goals.
So, let me simplify it for you.
- Evaluate where your current state. Get your body fat tested. Get blood tests done. Evaluate how you feel. Don’t neglect this.
- Pick a fitness system, style, or regiment and stick to it for 3 – 4 Months. I don’t care if this is Cross Fit, Yoga, running, or more consistent and vigorous sex with your significant other; stick to the plan. Too often I see people making quick decisions to change their plan based on microanalysis; you need a macro perspective. This is why I don’t sell any fitness plans less than 3 months long.
- Pick a nutritional program that you think will work and stick to it for 3 – 4 months. Same explanation as #2. If you need some help here, pick up the book “Living The Low Carb Life” by Johnny Bowden.
- Re-evaluate every 30 days and make any minor adjustments as you see fit. This is where you can make micro-adjustments, NOT MACRO.
- Do a 3-month review and figure out if there are any MACRO adjustments that need to take place.
- Focus on building HABITS. Are the moves you are making sustainable? Do you like the workouts you are doing? If you are constantly dreading your workouts it may be time to choose something different.
There are many different ways to skin a cat and there are many different ways to get to your fitness and fat loss goals, however, they most expeditious way to get to your goals is to get organized.
Make a plan. Stick to it. Evaluate. Make adjustments. Start the revised plan.
Do this over and over and over and over and over and over and over into infinity until you get the desired result.
Scientific method baby.
Quit guessing, get organized.
Big hugs from Chicago while I’m avoiding Irma’s Wrath.