Small Hinges Swing Big Doors
We just wrapped up our 6 week challenge at Complete Fitness and had some amazing results!
Many lost over 10 pounds of body fat while adding lean muscle, dropping inches (clothes sizes), having more energy and overall feeling more in control of their health & fitness.
It’s relatively easy for a new person to get great results. It makes sense because they change their nutrition, add a few key supplements, start lifting weights and are held accountable.
Some of our long term training members got incredible results too. I often wonder why that is. They have been with us for months or even years so you would think at some point they would hit a plateau.
Stephanie was one gal who broke through a plateau and lost 3 inches off her waste alone! I asked her what she changed. At first she said that she had been doing what she had always been doing so nothing really changed.
Then, she messaged me later after thinking about it and said, “I stayed true and planned my snacks, lunches, and usually 3 to 4 evening meals. When I had a cheat it wasn’t a whole day, just one meal and then I planned what I would eat earlier in the day. A lot of days protein was higher than usual and tried to get as close to that 100 mark as possible. Not sure if it was totally different, other than planning, than I usual do but for some reason it has made a difference this time around.”
W. Clement Stone coined the phrase: Small Hinges Swing Big Doors.
This is exactly what happened with Stephanie.
Not some HUGE change to her diet that would not be sustainable long term.
Not hours of cardio or a bunch of extra days in the gym.
Not some hot new supplement that promises to “work like magic” and cure everything that ales you.
Just being consistent with the basics. Simple adjustments and doing more of what already works.
Planning out her meals and snacks rather than being haphazard. Focusing on hitting her goal of 100 grams of protein per day. Cheating on only one meal rather than a whole day.
Small hinges swing big doors.
This simple principle applies to everything in life: Faith, Relationships, Fitness and Finances.
We’re always looking for the magic bullet or quick fix. We KNOW it doesn’t exist but in the back of our mind we question the basics.
Investing time in your marriage and your kids.
Spending less than you make and paying off debt on purpose.
Reading 10 pages or listening to 30 minutes of content that builds your faith every day.
Over time these small habits compound into lasting results.
Have a great day and remember…the little things do matter.