I wanted to talk about an approach that a lot of coaches won’t like but I firmly believe is what works for most people!
In our culture, we’re all about go big or go home, no pain no gain, all-in, 24/7….
That mindset doesn’t work over the long run. Or maybe ever.
It just leads to feeling burned out, exhausted, and like you have failed (again).
What if instead there was a smarter, more efficient way?
Well, I’m here to tell you there is.
It’s called the MINIMUM EFFECTIVE DOSE.
In a nutshell, that’s doing as little as possible to get the most results.
It’s also the most sustainable way to create real change in your fitness and health!
(Note: this doesn’t mean you can’t go through short “go hard or go home” periods where you are super focused. But these periods should be balanced with less intense periods, too.)
Here’s a sample of what the least effective dose can look like:
Fewer workouts, focused on what really moves you forward
Shorter, more targeted workouts
Or fewer AND shorter well-designed workouts
Concentrating on the 3-4 healthy habits with the biggest payoffs
Knowing what convenience foods are actually good for you vs trying to make every meal from scratch.
There are so many reasons and seasons to try the “minimum effective dose” method
When you’re feeling stressed
When you have a lot of responsibilities
When you don’t have a lot of time
When you’re just starting out … or coming back after a layoff
When you’ve just completed a big event (like a marathon)
When you’re coming back after an illness or injury
What exactly the “minimum dose” looks like can depend on a lot of variables – your gender, age, health/fitness status, likes and dislikes, available time, and on and on.
—> The key is, it shouldn’t feel like a burden or a drain … and it should deliver real, quantifiable results.
It can take some experimentation, but it’s definitely worth it!
As always, I’m right here if you want some guided support through this process!
Want to create real change? Reach out today!