I don’t know if you know this but…
A.) There are only 24 hours in the day. And…
B.) The title is purposely written backwards.
There is a rule in fitness called the 23/1 hour Rule. It basically means that you spend 23 hours in the day screwing up the 1 hour of the day you were concerned about your fitness. Anyone that knows me knows that I am not a fan of negativity. I am very much a believer of speaking things into existence and that negative energy can be left hanging around like bad body odor. This numerical value is no different. It creates a negative swirl around the next 23 hours after the workout.
I’m willing to bet many of you have felt this:
“Great, now what do I do?”
So you get anxious. Anxious about what to eat, when to eat (maybe even how we eat it!), and when to sleep. That anxiety is what Tim Ferris refers to as ‘The Feedback Loop From Hell’ (P.S. I’ll be doing a review of his new book soon!)You begin to have bad thoughts about your bad thoughts. This generally leads to bad choices.
R.E.L.A.X. (In my Aaron Rodgers Voice)
Instead, think of it this way: 1/23.
Wait… is what I did magic?!?! I wish! But it is honestly very simple.
You’ve been working your butt off for 23 hours.
23 hours of providing for your family.
23 hours of sitting at a desk.
23 hours of hating the coworker next to you (why do they always use YOUR stuff btw?!).
You’ve got one hour, and that’s if you’re lucky. Make the most of it.
Detach yourself and be free from those 23 hours.
Trust me, they will be there when you get back. But right now, you get to focus on making yourself better.
Make the gym your 1-hour sanctuary. You’ll thank me later for it.