A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Reps and Sets — how repetition and making little improvements everyday can make a big impact in the long run.
Recently, I was watching The Herd, a sports talk show with Colin Cowherd. I forget what the context of the sports conversation was, but Colin was making an analogy of eating a single cookie everyday.
Eating a 200-calorie cookie doesn’t seem too bad. But it’s an easy thing to do and keep doing.
If you eat a 200-calorie cookie everyday, over the course of a month, you will have consumed about 6000 calories, which equates to almost 2 pounds.
In one year, you will have gained over 20 pounds! Just by eating a single cookie each day!
With weight loss, it’s not about doing some ridiculous diet for two weeks. Yeah, you may shed a few pounds, but those diets are largely unsustainable, and you’re likely to gain back that lost weight after the diet is over. It’s about being consistent and cutting out small things like cookies and soda from your everyday diet and generally eating healthy each day.
Just like improving your skills in anything. It’s about consistent, everyday practice.
Reps and sets.