Fitness and Health Advice from a Non-Expert

juststartheread I have no business writing this book, but I did, anyway. If you want to learn how to lose weight and get healthy from someone with a trench-level view of the experience, that’s what you’ll get in Just Start Here, my new book, with lots of help from Jacqueline Carly.

Lose Weight

That’s what Google wants me to say. They want me to say “lose weight,” because that’s what people think is the goal. Did you lose weight based on the last bunch of advice you got for losing weight? I’m going with no.

Get Healthy

Isn’t this more like the real goal? Health? My role as an Owner is to grow successful business professionals. But I take ownership to a whole different place because I’ve made it my mission to help people own the distance between the fork and their mouth. I want you to be healthy enough to enjoy your business success.

As an industry (the whole marketing and digital space), have you noticed just how sedentary we are as an entire tribe? Heck, if you’re in the US, you don’t have to look very far.

It’s Not About Perfection

I’m still on the path here. I’ve got 40 pounds left to go before I’m close to my ideal weight and body composition. But the contents of this book (especially after Jacq helped me with it) are the missing parts of a lot of other books I’ve read on the topic.

The Mindset and Mental Stuff Is What I’ve Added

Ultimately, you know what to do, and what to eat and how often to move. You know this. But you’re CHOOSING not to do it. I tackle that in this book. I help you look at “why.” I invite you to strip away your excuses.

It’s interesting, though. I’ve had many conversations in the last few days about people’s weight challenges, and I’ll share with you the pattern (somewhat generically to preserve people’s anonymity):

Person: I’m just tired of being so overweight and I want to really make a change that will stick this time.
Me: Cool! I’d love to help. (Advice of some kind to start the ball rolling ensues.)
Person: Oh, well I can’t do that.
or
Person: I think I’ll just start by working out more.
or
Person: (random advice they read in a magazine repeated back to me).

There’s a whole industry built on giving you conflicting advice. My goal isn’t to lead you into that mess. My intention is a bit different. I want to give you a few different methods that I used and found direct results with, understanding that not everyone will want to try everything that I tried, but MOSTLY , I want to help you with the mindset.

Because what I’ve learned, and you can get this advice for free without even picking up the book, is this: it’s your head. It’s not your sore knee. It’s not (very very very rarely) your thyroid. It’s not your genetics. It’s you. It’s your choices. It’s you making excuses.

All I learned, mostly, over all this effort, was how to stop making excuses and start living the life I deserve.

Join me?

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    Congrats Chris! And yes healthy is different from losing weight.
    If we stop counting calories and just workout hard multiple times a week plus walk and bike and stand at work and eat real food 90% of the time we will be party rocking our way to real healthy! At least that’s what I’m doing…

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Precisely!

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  • http://www.yogaflavoredlife.com/ Charlotte Bradley

    Chris – I really enjoyed this book. I especially loved the chapter – Rewiring your brain. This is something that I have been working on recently (in several areas) and find even my little efforts so far with affirmations and meditation really make a big difference in my day. I appreciate your openness about what has worked for you and now have some things to take action on – first up – get some kettleballs!

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      @b6g87c:disqus I love love affirmations & meditation and I’m so glad to hear you are using it to ‘rewire the brain’ as Chris talks about. Big stuff!

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    @chrisbrogan:disqus We are speaking the same language now. Health first. Health above all. And fitness rocks. In fact, being fit rocks all other parts of our lives. As a self-professed health nut, yoga addict, juice & smoothie ‘expert’ and author, I want to say CONGRATS on writing this and on speaking up on the topic and on just being so badass awesome of a role model. You are walking your talk and that is pure guts and authenticity. Way to Go!

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    Of course you should write this book and I just love you more for “I’m not a fit pro” verbiage. You’re so right about the mindset stuff that’s missing – dead on and if we can get that right, ANYTHING is possible. You’re my fav!!!

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