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7 Tips to Simplify Your Health

Happy Monday!

I’ve been alive for almost 31 years.

It’s crazy to think about the changes that have happened (since I could remember anyway).

  • From no internet or personal computing to now access to what ever you want to know whenever you want to know it.
  • Tape cassettes to CD’s to mixed CD’s to the first M3p player now to access to whatever song or mix you want to hear whenever you want to hear it.
  • No social media to social media becoming a part of our day to day life
  • From 64 TV channels to thousands of choices
  • From Blockbuster and movie theatres to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and now Facebook producing their own content
  • House phone to beeper to cell phone where everything is now at our finger tips
  • Brick and mortar shopping to now people able to buy basically anything you want with click of a button

I get it; 31 years in the grand scheme of thing is not long, but it is wild to think about all the changes we’ve experienced over the past few decades.

There is no question life has become more complex.

President Obama once said to Vanity Fair:

You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” [Obama] said. “I’m trying to pare down decisions.
I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing.
Because I have too many other decisions to make

It doesn’t matter where you stand on the political spectrum: that statement is something we can all relate to and speaks truth about so many aspects of our life.

The more choices—the more we have to think about—the less action we take.

When it comes to fitness and nutrition, persistence matters more than everything else. That’s why I like to simplify my workouts & nutrition as much as possible.

  • I simplify my workouts with the following schedule:
    • do the m.e.l.t. M30 Burn workout 3-5X/week
    • do the same 3 strength workouts (with escalating rep/set themes & progressive overload)
    • have one “wild card” day where I do whatever comes to me. It might be yoga, a long bike ride, or a recovery workout, but the setup is always basic.
  • I simplify my nutrition by eating mostly produce & protein:
    • Day to day, I eat 2-3 meals that consist of produce & protein.
    • On strength days I add a complex carb source like sweet potatoes or gluten free oatmeal.
    • For treat meals, days or weekends (depending on the time of year—hah!), I choose not to think and get what I want.

In other words, I don’t allow myself the conundrum of thinking “What workout will I do today?” or “What will I eat today?”  As an ambitious entrepreneur who wants to create major change in the world, I  simplify things because I don’t have a lot of time for making extra, petty decisions.

I am certain you are just as busy in your world! So here are 7 tips to simplify your nutrition and fitness:

Tips to Simplify Your Nutrition & Fitness

  1. Treat your workouts as the most important part of your day – if you are not healthy nothing else matters. Schedule your workouts for the week ahead and as much as possible, stick to a consistent schedule.
  2. Hire a coach: At m.e.l.t., we spend hours programming and thinking about the best possible programs for you so you don’t have to – as we say, just show up and we’ll take it from there. For my executive coaching clients, I design personalized workout + nutrition programs to fit their need & lifestyle. Its not that you can’t do it yourself, but you’ll save yourself a lot of head aches, time and more than anything else, you will be more likely to show up.
  3. Set out your workout clothes the night before
  4. Have a full water bottle next to your bed so you can start the day with a healthy step.
  5. Eat the same clean foods you enjoy just alter the flavor profile with herbs/spices, cooking tools and clean sauces.
  6. Prep your food for the week.
  7. Set rules for your daily eating that work & make sense for YOU and enforce them no matter where you are Here are a few good ones:
    • Eat a protein at every meal
    • Eat at least 3 servings of greens per day
    • Eat at least 3 servings of healthy fats per day
    • Avoid processed foods at all costs
    • Drink .55 x your bodyweight in oz. of water per day
    • Pick an eating frequency that fits into your schedule that reduces your risk of error

As the old saying goes, do not let “paralysis by analysis” kick in. Find 1 or 2 areas you can improve and start there!




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