We all set goals and whenever we set goals we tend to get really eager about finding the fastest way to reach the finish line. While reaching the finish line is the goal, it is usually wise to take a moment to assess the situation, do some homework, prepare with some forethought, and take a more methodical approach than most people do. In fact, most people do the exact opposite, they just want to get started and buy/do/add whatever they can get their hands on that might speed up the results.
I'm not saying that getting started is bad, it's better than being too paralyzed to start or continually procrastinating, however, starting without a little more in-depth thought and planning does come at a price down the road. Moreover, while it is true that for someone who hasn't been active, just about any activity will work...how long will it work, and what are the consequences, are things that should be considered. Think: plateaus, injuries, loss of motivation, time wasted, etc.
Without action, nothing happens, but without planning, bad things usually happen. So what do you do...take planned action. Before trying to speed towards your next goal, before looking to add more things in, to do, to take, to use, or to worry about, look at what obstacles are preventing you from reaching your goals and work on removing those first. By removing obstacles, the results of your newest efforts will improve exponentially. Only then, after some time, should you consider gradually adding in more. Subtract before you Add. The game of "adding-in" is really a game of margins and subject to the law of diminishing returns.
Remove the crap that gets in the way of sleeping properly every night.
Remove the crap that you put in your mouth every day.
Remove the crappy excuses for not being active daily.
Remove the crap.
Take some time learning the basics and start from there.
Slowly adding things in will benefit you much more than trying to do it all at once.
Trust the process and enjoy the journey.
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