stop going to the hardware store for milk.
I was introduced to this story last Tuesday when I attended an amazing yoga class at Country Zen Yoga with my friend Shannon.
It can be interpreted as you like, and applied to your own life in anyway you choose.
All I know is that I had to share it with all of you, because of the deep-rooted reflection it stirred for me.
I said to Shannon after the class, "I loved that story because I could pick out a few different areas in my life that USED to be that way. But I've made some major moves lately to get rid of the feeling of being disappointed that "the hardware store doesn't have milk."
Here it is as told by Elizabeth Gilbert -
"Is there a love relationship that isn't working out for you, because you keep trying to get milk from that hardware store — and all they offer is hammers and drills?
Is there a job that isn't working out for you, because you keep wandering the aisles of that hardware store, looking for milk, and coming up with...well...screws?
Is there a spiritual or religious path that has become frustrating for you, because every time you ask them for sweet, sweet milk, they merely direct you to the section of the store that sells plumbing equipment and padlocks?
Is there a city that you can't stand living in anymore, because they simply don't sell the kind of milk there that you need?
Do you find yourself getting angry at the hardware store (whatever "hardware store" may represent for you) for never having milk — instead of asking yourself why you keep searching for milk at a place that never gives you anything but cans of paint-thinner and turpentine?
Is it maybe time to stop going to the hardware store for milk?
Is it time to admit this isn't working?
Is it maybe time to find your nourishment elsewhere?"
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The scale is not an effective way outcome measure for those seeking to transform their body.
On a weekly basis, clients seeking weight loss are having "a-ha" moments when they see inches upon inches dropping off, while the scale stays the same and switch their outcome measures from simply weight loss to body composition changes.
I use the weight on the scale, weekly pictures + 10 different quantitative data points with my clients to understand their adaptation to their custom macros plan each week.
The more data points, the more information you will have about how your body is changing and the better you can do to make adjustments.
When measuring, it's important to have a consistent measuring method in place, so that you are as accurate as possible.
1. Have someone else do the measurements for you.
2. Make sure you have a landmark on the body to use - like the belly button or 2" below the belly button. Measuring the quads can be trickier. I recommend the middle of the muscle belly, and knowing how far that is from the top of the knee cap when standing
3. Make sure you are wearing similar clothing.
4. Take your measurements at the same time of the day when you do it each week.
I recommend tracking these points if your goal is weight loss
I recommend these points if you're tracking for muscle gain:
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