When I was learning to drive, my dad (a retired fighter pilot) would constantly remind me to make "small corrections."
If you ever watch a kid play Mario Kart, you get this. They’re ALL over the road making huge swings right to left, slamming on the brakes or gunning the engine. And - obviously - we know that you can't drive a car like you would a Wii. (right? you know that?) Making small adjustments to the steering wheel or propulsion of a car is the way to get to where we’re going.
But for some reason, we stop applying this to our health.
We start careening all over the diet road, slamming ourselves into the brick walls of bootcamps and extreme elimination diets.
Next time you realize that your pants don’t really fit quite right. That you’re not as conditioned as you’d like to be. That a change is needed. Make a small correction. Gently nudge the wheel back toward the center of the road and ride out the few bumps before making another slight correction. Maybe skip wine during the week. Then a few days later eat a little more protein than grains. Then a few days later add a few more veggies.
Because small corrections will get you to where you’re going much faster than all the extra miles of back and forth you’ll create otherwise.
(Need help finding which change to make? Contact me for a free strategy session to determine where you can start the smallest and make the biggest change.)