My Dirty Little Facebook Addiction

Yesterday I went to the gym and wasn't really feeling like doing anything other than drinking my coffee and scrolling through Facebook. I know, what am I doing with my life??

Anyhow I came across the video above just when I was thinking, unmotivated as I was that it must be easier for others to get fired up for training blah blah etc etc

Then I realised that I was one of those whom it's easier for.... lightbulb moment.

So like any good social media junkie I posted the above video with a similar comment and the guy in the video liked my post.

Enthusiastically explaining the turn of events to my other half this morning she says "Yeah, he's like your real friend isn't he?" She disapproves of my pitiful FB addiction.

Perhaps it's my age but I have to say that I find it more and more disturbing scrolling through Facebook, my feed is overrun with fitness types who are "smashing their workouts" others "can't walk properly" after leg day. 

You can't get off the couch and follow their lead? What's wrong with you?

Well er... nothing.

Nothing is wrong with you. You're normal and not everyone wants to be "Smashed" or unable to walk properly. 

Unless you're a movie star with your own personal chef, trainer and entourage of staff to remove all distractions that us mere mortals endure. (See Mark Wahlberg's alleged schedule here)

You'll likely be subject to the constraints of working for a living, dealing with family dramas and lack of sleep all of which prioritise where you invest your energy.

Gym may not always be top of that list of priorities  

I get it. 

But you can stack the odds in your favour by trying to build a chain of consistency and have more good days than off ones.

The one percent rule helps you to achieve disproportionate rewards from marginal improvements over time.

And I suppose that's the message for today - small improvements made consistently over time accumulate.

Marginal gains soon become disproportionate advantages.

Consistency therefore, as far as I can see is a superpower!

Explore, exploit and enjoy your superpower this week.

About the Author Stephen Devine

Steve not just a skilled Crossfit Coach, but a top-tier CrossFit Competitor who's ranked in the top 1% worldwide in the 2023 Crossfit Open! And this is despite spending six weeks on crutches following surgery to fix a broken ankle just a year ago. He's Qualified as a Crossfit L1 Coach, Crossfit Gymnastics, and is also a qualified Olympic Weightlifting Coach.

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