Tuesday, December 14, 2010

3 Simple Things To Do Today

Yesterday I was reading this book (highly recommended), and I realized there is still a lot of time left in 2010.

You could just as easily change your life today as you can on New Year's Day. Why wait?

So today, I'm going to give you 3 things you need to do BEFORE the end of the year.

#1) Make a little list (and no, not a little list for Santa!)

On one side of the paper, write down everything that you want from life...and on the other side, write down everything that you are doing that stops you from getting what you want.

Then work/plan/prepare to stop doing the things that are stopping you from getting what you want in life.

#2) Forget body fat, measure THIS instead

Getting an accurate body fat measurement is tough, so forget about it and focus on hip, waist, arm, and thigh measurements PLUS progress in your before and after photos (take these every 4 weeks).

"What gets measured gets managed." - Peter Drucker
Start today!
Once you've done that, consider the data as your baseline. Your next step is to turn your body into one giant experiment.  

#3) Experiment on yourself

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here's what I want you to do:

The 4-week experiment

Write down everything you eat for the next 4 weeks and record how you feel after you eat these meals. Make the connection between food and mood/energy.
Do this short experiment to help you eat better for the rest of your life.

Most training and nutrition experts that I know have been recording their workouts - and often diet - since they started working out.
These records are powerful and become the blueprint to helping you drop body fat.

Two guys who believe in self-experimentation are Tim Ferriss and myself.

Tim is a NY Times Best-Selling Author and has been recording his workouts for years and years.

Tim's latest book, "The 4-Hour Body", hits the stores today. I've read it 1.75 times (almost done round 2), and it will be a big influence on my training and nutrition in 2011.

Tomorrow, I'll have a free interview between Tim and myself covering:

- His Cheat Meal Secret System (cool stuff...I tried it on the weekend)
- How he got super-strong with just a few sets & reps each week
- The one type of alcohol he says is OK on a fat loss diet
- And much, much more

Until then, start recording your diet and workouts, and you'll learn a LOT about yourself and what works for your fat loss.

Start studying yourself,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

PS - For anything in life...

If you want advanced results, you have to take advanced measures. It is not enough to give an ordinary effort if you want extraordinary results.
For an advanced rapid plan, check out Tim's book here on Amazon.
Then get ready for our awesome interview tomorrow.

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