The three P’s.
If anyone has studied business or marketing, you might be familiar with Kotler’s 4P’s (although someone did tell me recently that apparently there are seven now – boy, does that make me feel old!). It occurs to me through this fitness journey that there are a new set of P’s, although by my reckoning just three (who needs seven?!).
Plan, Prep, Perform
Three key legs and if any of them breaks, it’s all over.
Plan Sitting down on the weekend, working out what I am going to be eating for the week and the training that I will be doing. Yes, I am following the 12WBT plan at the moment, however I am customising each week’s menu for convenience and personal taste. I’m also taking the time to work through the Shopping List to ensure that I’m not over-shopping – what ingredients can I sub in for each other so that I don’ t have to buy a tub of ricotta/cottage cheese/etc for a single recipe calling for one tablespoon?
Prep Literally food prep – go do the grocery shopping, pre-cook anything that I can on the weekend. As silly as it sounds too, making sure my gym gear is all washed and ready for a new week! (It will derail good intentions pretty quickly if you want to head to the gym only to find all your t-shirts stinky in the washing basket)
Perform As Michelle Bridges would say, ‘just f-ing do it’. Get your butt out of bed and go to the gym. stop dialing the pizza joint, put down the phone and cook the damn healthy food that you have purchased.
1 point for planning and prep’ing – 9 points for actually doing.