Ever felt bloated after having a whole Elephant for breakfast?
That’s because the “go hard, go fast” approach rarely works, especially when you are starting out. So always start slow and with nibble sized bites. But be consistent in your efforts. Why? Because it works.
For instance, if you haven’t exercised a single day in the last two Centuries, then your safest bet is to just start out with just an easy, breezy 10-minute walk around the block daily (as opposed to starting out with a triathlon). You can even ask your Pet Turtle to tag along just to make sure that you’re not overdoing it.
And once that becomes a part of your daily routine, you can start increasing the duration of those walks in 3-5 minute increments every week. Then when you hit the 30 minutes per day mark and notice your legs often starting without you, it’s time to switch gears and get your groove on. So you would continue walking the same 30 minutes as before. But you would walk it a little faster and go a little further as the weeks progress. But as soon as you find yourself cussing at everyone you meet along the way, you would take it back down a whisker or two.
Finally, when your legs have gotten so strong and hyperactive that you have a hard time keeping them still, you can give them something a little more invigorating like P90X3 to feast on.
This is what’s commonly referred to as the Kaizen approach to getting “sheet” done. It’s an ancient practice dating way back to the early Dinosaurs. But since none of them knew how to write, the message took a bit longer than anticipated to reach us.
The Kaizen approach works. But it works better if you infuse it with another Kaizen that contributes to the same goal. For instance, too many people get into Exercise programs without changing what they eat alongside. The result is usually a big frown in the mirror.
So the right way to do it is to come up with a similar Kaizen game plan to gradually phase out the tummy and thigh inflating foods (and beverages) whilst sneakily introducing fresh fruits, vegetables, greens, nuts, seeds, eggs and a ton of water into the diet.
It’s the unison of these different Kaizen elements working in harmony that creates I commonly refer to as the cool, tingling and awesome power of “Kaizen Fusion”. It’s a bit like clapping with both hands or walking with both legs as opposed to trying to do the same with just one.