Mindset. I have come up with a hypothesis. Something I have observed that I think seriously holds people back…
Healthy People Lie To Themselves.
I just want to start with a little refresher on the idea of Learn. Unlearn. Relearn.
Here’s what’s happening…
More and more people are coming into Clovis and that is great! I’ve gotten some more clients who consider themselves, “healthy people.”
Now, I won’t even talk about the psychological tricks their minds are playing on them… Calling themselves healthy person, but hiring me for help, and usually overweight.
There’s this phenomenon in all skills, really. Martial arts, shooting guns, any type of fitness, and especially nutrition… The more a person thinks they know, the harder they are to teach. Beginners are hands down the easiest people to teach. It’s why you’ve heard me use the term in the past, “always be a white belt.”
You’ve also heard me talk about how bringing your baggage from previous “diets” into the Clovis world is the same as being a complete jerk to your brand new wonderful boyfriend because your last boyfriend cheated on you…
Marriage – An Analogy:
When someone asks you how long you’ve been married, you tell them how many years….
If you’ve been married for 6 years, You don’t say, “well, I really started exploring romantic relationships when I was 15 years old. There have been a lot of ups and downs on this rollercoaster ride but now I’ve found the one for me! I’ve been married for 40 years.”
No. You don’t count the previous relationships as part of your marriage. You say, “I’ve been married for 6 years.”
Yet, people will come to me and say they’ve been “eating healthy and exercising for 20 years.” Then I proceed to tell them that everything they think know about health and wellness is wrong. Like… completely wrong.
But somehow, they just keep saying their health and wellness journey has been 20 years.
If you’ve been Clovis for 6 months, you have 6 months of experience as a healthy person.
That’s all there is to it. You have decades of experience being an unhealthy person… but you have 6 months of being a healthy person. Always remember that.
I bring this up because of these recent Just Justin Podcast episodes I’ve released have led to amazing messages from people…
It’s finally gotten even Clovis Veterans to be honest with themselves and admit that they still participate in habitual behaviors that are not good for them!!
Sure, they started eating differently with Clovis… but they didn’t fully wipe the slate clean!!
You must be willing to wipe the slate clean and start over!
Don’t bring any of your old baggage with you into Clovis!
Don’t let any of your calorie-counting follow you into Clovis.
Don’t let the pointless workouts that do nothing but increase your risk of injury come into Clovis.
Don’t let your cheat days or your “everything in moderation” junk come into Clovis.
Start Over! If you’re on Day 2 of Clovis, your health and wellness journey has lasted a grand total of 2 days… That’s all there is to it!