This is going to sound a lot like a story about weight lifting and weight loss.
And it will have those two topics in it.
But really, this is a story about anything you want to get better at.
Some of you know about the iii Method For Ultimate Health course I’m running with DeAnna Dimmitt.
(If you don’t, you will soon. We intend to be everywhere! We’re just running the pilot program right now.)
It’s about functioning more efficiently, in body, mind, spirit.
And for most people, the outward results of that are weight loss, more energy and overall better health.
As I tell people, I will never teach something I’m not willing to do myself.
So as DeAnna is giving the methods as far as changing eating and nutrition habits, I’m right in there with the rest of the class.
A funny thing happened while I was doing this…
I lost nine pounds in three weeks.
Now I wasn’t deliberately trying to lose weight. I just plugged into what the two of us are teaching as far as nutrition, fitness and (most importantly) the right mindset and emotional state to make profound, long lasting changes to our bodies.
And BOOM…nine pounds down.
Which is cool.
Here’s the coolest part, at least for what’s important to me…
I’ve been exercising pretty intensely for years. On upper body day, my second exercise is a set of pull ups.
Normally I do 16 or 17. I’m not saying that to boast, especially since many can do more than that. It’s just what I do.
At least until recently.
Because last week I went to the gym and started my set.
I’ve become used to muscle failure around number 17.
So I was taken by surprise when my body was willing to let me go to number 18.
And it was kinda sorta inviting me to do number 20.
I gathered up the rest of my oxygen and blasted it out.
I had to ask myself, “Did I suddenly get a lot stronger?”
No, I didn’t.
I did more pull ups because I was carrying less resistance.
Those nine pounds that weren’t around my midsection anymore were nine fewer pounds my arms and my shoulders, and my latissimus dorsi (back muscle) had to lift.
You see where this is going.
The less resistance you have to what you intend to do, the better you’ll do it.
Better. Stronger. Faster.
Yeah, that’s Six Million Dollar Man talk.
Or in the words of enlightened personal trainers: Functional Mobility.
Being able to do the stuff that’s important to you; not just lifting crazy amounts of weight that’ll probably just get you injured sooner or later.
More muscle fiber working for you and less fat = better results.
And of course you see the other places this goes.
The less fear, doubt and negative energy you have when approaching people, the more efficient you’ll be in getting what you want.
Because those things are the equivalent of unhealthy fat, sitting on your belly, making it harder to function the way you’re supposed to.
More strong healthy muscle of optimism, play, adventure, kindness, bravery, love….
Better career path.
Better business results.
Even better health.
Addition by subtraction.
What have you gotten rid of, or at least have less of that held you back from the results you want?
What are you still looking to get rid of? What will happen when you finally lose it?
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