Eric Thomas Decker

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Ask WHY

WHY is an extremely important word.

Asking WHY (and sometimes asking WHY many times) reveals the true purpose and reason behind something.

Once this is revealed, you can decide if it’s really worth your time and money.

Fit at Any Age

I was at the park the other day with my daughter when I saw this fit older couple (late 60’s, maybe early 70’s) working out.

They were getting after it.

They jogged and walked, and then did body weight movements and stretching on the playground equipment.

I really loved seeing this, and it proves you can be fit at any age. Fitness isn’t exclusive to the younger crowd. In fact, fitness isn’t exclusive to any crowd.

Anyone can get healthy and fit. All you gotta do is start.

A Little Bit Better Than You Were Yesterday

All you need to do is be a little bit better than you were yesterday. That’s it.

Why?

Because trying to make huge improvements is rarely sustainable long term.

Start low, and go slow.

And what’s funny is that making small improvements every day eventually leads to huge improvements over time.

Slow and steady wins the race.

So get one more rep, do one more set, eat one less sugary food, sleep ten more minutes, meditate for two more minutes… and keep building on it.

Having Something to Train For

Having something to train for is imperative for success.

Sure, you can train for competitions (physique shows, etc.), races (5ks, etc.), and events (weddings, etc.) and these are all great motivators. But I recommend you train for a vision. A vision of you in the future… how you look, how you perform, how you live.

Imagine yourself the fittest version of you. Imagine yourself strong, lean, able to move freely and without pain, and with abundant energy throughout the day. Keep the vision vivid… and tie it to emotions.

Once you do this you’ll have motivation to get you through the toughest of times.

You vision is possible. You just have to go get it.

Articulate your WHY’S and just START.