Are you an over-processor?

Do you over-process things? In what areas of your life?

Normally I don’t. I just do what I need to do and move forward. I would rather learn from my actions and experiences than just thinking/talking/wondering about something.

But every now and then there will be a situation that causes me to pause and over-process.

  • Should I do this?
  • What could happen?
  • What if I don’t like it?
  • What if I’m not good at it?
  • Etc.

More questions that cause more delay in the actions. Where does that get me? Not moving forward for sure.

With the abundance of information out there about fitness and nutrition…are you one that may over-process to the point where there is no progress at all?

    • Which exercise is best for me?
    • What if I can’t do that?
    • Am I doing this move correctly?
    • Are fruits bad for me because of the sugar?
    • Should I eat protein? How much?
    • How much water should I be drinking?

When you start looking for answers, you find too much information and sometimes even worse…conflicting information.

What do you do to work through this inactivity so you can get to the goals you are trying to accomplish?

Just do it! (Remember Nike?) Whatever it is…give it a try. 

There is no perfect exercise plan or nutrition plan.

Find something you enjoy and go for it. Invite a friend.

Use equipment that is available to you. There are tons of options out there that just require your body weight.

Learn something new to keep you moving…dancing, bowling, hiking…whatever gets you energized.

Buy a new fruit or vegetable every week to broaden your options.

As you try new foods and new activities…learn to do more of what is going well and less of what is not.

Experiment with options in both areas to find what works for you and your goals.

The key is ‘to do’ and not just ‘to think’ about doing.

We all need coaching…sometimes we need to be our own coach. We help clients learn how to do that.

Let us know if we can help you stop thinking and start doing!

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