Hello and welcome to another edition of the macro meals podcast. Healthy Meals for a high-performance life with your hosts, the certified strength and conditioning specialist and health coach Sarah Green, who earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Illinois state and the chef and founder of macro meals. Doug green. Good morning. Good morning. Good morning. Good morning. Whoa. It’s a new year. It is a new year, a new fresh slate for doing whatever you’re going to do this year.

It is, yeah. It is. Yeah. Do I look any different than I did last year at this time or two days ago? No, no, no soap and the wind one there guys. Well, welcome to another edition of the macro Mill’s podcast and download. I’m your host, Douglas Green. And as always, I’m joined by my lovely bride, Sarah. And today on our podcast, what we’re talking about is meal prep companies, uh, new year’s resolutions and how to stick to your goals. So today is January the third. We’ve made it three days in the year. Are you sticking to your goals or, or, or your resolutions that you have set? Yeah. I don’t know if a lot of people set them, this is my personal opinion. You don’t think they do, they were just given up. I think, you know, there’s just so much hype about new year’s resolutions that I don’t know if people take the time to decide if they’re going to do something different or if they do. I don’t know if they take the time to set the [inaudible]

set the path. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. Anyway, I have a little stat here. In 2007 studied by Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol, uh, involving 3000 people showed that 88% of those who set their new year’s resolutions failed. Ah, Oh. What I just said was kind of true. Like, like, so if you’re in a room of 10 people, uh, nine of which suck and are not going to do then what they said they’re going to do anyway. Although 52% of those, the study participants were confident of success at the beginning, uh, men achieve their goals 22% more often when engaged in goal setting wherein resolutions are made in terms of small and measurable goals. I lost a pound a week rather than I lost weight and we’re going to get into like generalisms and instead of setting objective setting various, something very specific. But anyway, the rest of the statistic says in, in a 2014 report, 35% of participants who failed their new year’s resolutions admitted they have unrealistic goals. Yeah. I think that’s a huge problem is that people are like, I’m going to be the best person ever, or going to switch. They’re great goals, but it doesn’t give them an opportunity to, I guess stick with it. They’re just too lofty.

Yeah. Uh, 33 of those participants didn’t keep track of their progress and then 23% of them forgot about them. So I set a goal, really was going to do something new this year. Oops. And life just happens. And we all know that that’s, that’s uh, it’s because we’ve all done that before. Yeah. And then lastly, it says here about one in 10 respondents claimed they made too many resolutions. So I think there’s a really good statistic to kind of kick off the the the podcast. Um, what we’ll kind of want to talk about today. Uh, there’s a few talking points and benefits. The first one, uh, go ahead. Yeah.

Instead of setting an objective, like let’s say a losing weight to gain muscle mastered, donate more to a cause, you just have to be more specific. Um, so for instance, you could set weekly goals to lose an exact number of pounds, maybe one pound per week, if that’s your goal, is weight loss. Um, or you know, what I like is, um, kind of a reward in setting those smaller objectives, like going to the gym a certain number of times per week. Like, let’s say it’s just, I, I plan to go to the gym three times this week. Um, but you just have to be as specific as possible when you’re setting those objectives. A smaller objective.

And I wrote on here smart goals and you don’t know who’s what smart is. It’s, it’s, you know, acronym. It’s, it is an acronym and it’s very specific. It’s measurable, it’s achievable, it has to be realistic and it has to be time-bound. And I think you have to jump in when your goals, they have to be smart. Um, the second thing here that I had written down was, you know, I like to say this is more specifically for me and that, and that’s what’s kind of work. I like to have a low end and a high end. So a low end and a high-end goal, like wanting to lose, say 12 to 18 pounds or running two to six miles per week. That’s why I’m not setting myself up for disaster. Yeah. So if I set that range, I can cause it can cause you to reach an easier goal, but then you keep striving for the harder one.

Um, yeah. So, in the end, you have to begin when you’re ready. So I love new year’s. It’s a great celebration. It’s a great time to kind of reflect on the previous year. But um, it doesn’t necessarily mean that everybody’s ready. And I think a lot of people, um, cause new year’s day this year fell on Wednesday and I know to pick out on Wednesday this year. I know for us like kids are still out of school, things are just not quite back at a normal routine yet. And you know, with orders, like for meal prep companies, it’s Ramon orders aren’t back to where they normally are. I think, you know, most people are anticipating having holiday meals and eating out and um, so you know, people will get back into the routine. Maybe it’s Monday and maybe it’s the middle of next week and that’s fine. It’s, you have to be ready and prepared to go on a new vendor.

Yeah, it’s, it’s a, so this, this, I wrote this article with the USA today has got named Morgan. I thought his name was more on before, but I was like, no, it’s more Dr. Morin. Oh, it’s better to hold off to allow time adequately to propose, to prepare, you know, that includes any, uh, includes contemplating any pitfalls, like a lack of motivation and temptations. I think that’s where we are with any set of goals. Not necessarily, you know, meal prep companies or, or, or weight loss or anything. We, we, we need to kind of maybe foresee the future a little bit and see where can I make these mistakes. And that kind of goes into my next point is you got to plan to avoid the slip-ups.

And, and guys, this is good. Failure is good. It is in this particular instance because it’s, it’s teaching you, you know, how to learning from what happened during that slip-up. Um, you know, because nobody’s perfect and I am, I’m perfect. No, not. Okay. Thanks, man. Good for the good confidence booster there guys. But, uh, yeah, you have to plan for those slipups and then know that failure is okay because there’s always something that you can learn from that failure. Why did it happen? But look at what I wrote down here. It says you know, what am I going to do when my friends invite me out to dinner? Or what am I going to do when everybody from the office is going out to eat or having drinks or what are we going to do in the school? The kids have activities after school. Can I still go to the gym? Can I,

I think everything’s on a continuum. So I mean, you can set, you know, I’m going to go to the gym seven days this week, or you can say I’m going to go to the gym three times per week because I have X, Y, and Z going on this week. Um, so it’s okay. You know, everything’s on a continuum. It doesn’t have to be 100% or nothing. And I think some people got into this mindset that if they’re not hitting everything 100% that I can, I just can’t do it because I can’t work out the way I want to or I can’t eat the way that I want to. So I’m just gonna push pause until

the time is perfect. [inaudible] perfect on that continuum. Uh, well there are two sides to that, right? I say that in your day, so your day doesn’t play on you. If you have to wake up 30 minutes earlier to get to the gym, it like TD Jakes would say, wake up. Just wake up, get your butt up and get out of bed and get after it. Just get up. I love getting up early. If we do, we’re shooting this show today at 4:00 AM guy. Just so you know. Um, the last thing I do, yeah, I think we do, at least I’m telling us that we sound awake because, well, we got up at 3:00 AM just so everybody knows. We know we have a purpose and we had a plan for the day. So, therefore, we’re up and we’re getting out for it. I mean, is this part of it? We had, we knew we had a suit. This podcast. We know we have to go to the gym at five 30 before. Um, and the last and final point here guys is you have to, if you woke up and you’ve, you’ve done all these other steps is move on after these slip-ups. You have to understand that you are going to mess up as Sarah talked about. I’m kind of echoing that you just have to expect the unexpected because things and life is going to happen and forgive yourself. Move on. Remember how far you’ve come and every time you slip up, it’s just an opportunity to get stronger and stronger and stronger.

Um, I love this notable quotable we have here, uh, as we’re kind of closing it at the end of the show is every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of equal or greater benefit from this is from Napoleon Hill. Let me say that one more time. Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of equal or greater benefit. I love that because I can see that in every aspect of our business as the meal prep companies. Uh, you know, we have setbacks all the time and I just keep the the the attitude of something failed great. Something greater is, is coming around the corner.

Yeah. Um, so meal prep companies can help you, uh, be healthier for the longterm. So they’re the services that we can provide. Um, with our meal prep company, it just, I don’t know, it just helps people go further because they don’t have to spend as much time that is so precious and valuable to all of us

and we’ve all been there, right? It’s like we get in a hurry, we like, Oh crap, what do I do for food? We, we either go too fast food or we make bad decisions. You can go check out. You know why? Macro mills online.com is one of Oklahoma’s most reviewed companies, a meal prep companies in the country. Um, and you’ll see that we can provide you, uh, your mills and we will help you along your way. The great thing about our company too does not only do we offer these mills, um, as a meal prep company, but we also have nutrition coaching to keep you accountable. And I think that’s huge when it comes to setting your goals. If, if you don’t have somebody holding you accountable, it’s, it’s like a [inaudible] that ship out to sea without the rudder. Well, yeah, that’s all I have. Do you have anything else, Mrs. Green?

No. Le well, actually yeah, one more thing. So, you know, I don’t, I think a lot of people are, um, maybe apprehensive or maybe feel like they can try this on their own, but, um, use a coach, use somebody with more knowledge, with more skill. Um, you use them as their accountability partner to you. Um, you know, tiger woods still has a golf coach. Yeah. Steve Jobs had a business coach, right? You know that Michael Jordan had a coach. It’s the top-level people have because they see things that you don’t see. So use that. Um, set some goals, maybe not directly on new year’s day or, or a start of a new week in January, but now do what, do what feels right for you, and then plan to slip up and fail and learn from it. There you go. All right guys. Well, we’re going to end this show. We thank you for listening as always, and we will, thank you.

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