Healthy Remote Work Koala

Never Do Nothing

The past few weeks were difficult. My personal life got a little complicated, I had a lot to do business-wise, while at the same time, I moved out of my beloved apartment in Puerto Vallarta.

Nothing too dramatic. But still one of these phases where I’m prone to neglect my fitness and health. When I skip workouts and eat worse. You know what I’m talking about? Then this one is for you.

Fact is: Life is full of ups and downs. That’s normal. Whether we stay fit long-term, depends on if and how we overcome the difficult times.

My strategy to stay consistent even in difficult phases relies on minimum standards. A minimum of workout and nutrition habits that guarantees not falling back to zero and maintaining momentum.

For me that means moving at least 30 minutes every day (workout, basketball, walk, etc.), doing flexible intermittent fasting (around 16 hours), and drinking one protein shake per day.

Your minimum standard might look different. The important part is that you have one. So that when life gets complicated, you have a safety net to fall back on.

My recommendation for beginners:

  • two weekly strength workouts
  • daily walks of at least 30 minutes
  • no sugared drinks and no packed sweets or snacks

This is an example. You can copy it or make a list that fits better to your lifestyle. Whatever you decide for, write it down and transfer it to your calendar. Make it visible and set reminders.

And don’t forget: This is your minimum. Add extra workouts or activities and improve your nutrition whenever possible.

Stay as consistent as possible and never do nothing.