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Method3 San Jose Personal Trainer's 5 Second Rule

Have you heard of the 5-second rule? No, I am not talking about the 5-second rule for food dropped on the floor. :-).


Call it whatever you want – your motivation, drive, or discipline – but this rule that our San Jose personal trainer's follow can be a total game-changer in that department.


Your success can come down to as little as 5 seconds, according to author Mel Robbins, who wrote an entire book about it! (Check it out here!)


Here’s how the rule works. The moment you get a “spark” to do something that will help you move closer towards your goals – you count 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … and then you DO IT!


That brief countdown is the amount of time it can take for your brain to kill your best motivations.  There’s a part of your brain that HATES change – it likes to stay in its little comfort zone (even if you no longer find that zone very comfy). But if you are able to TAKE ACTION before it can stop you, you WIN! 


As an example: Let’s say you are about to sit on the couch to watch TV, and you have a goal of being more active. You suddenly think, “It’s nice out. I should go for a walk.” If you say 5-4-3-2-1- and right away put on those sneakers to go for a walk, your brain won’t have time to respond with, “Nah, I’m feeling tired - I think I’ll just veg out here instead.”


Makes sense, right? 


It’s basically the same as Nike’s tagline: Just Do It. It gets you out of your head and spurs you into ACTION. Which is perfect, because according to our San Jose personal trainers, that is when the change happens!


Try it for yourself. The best part is, over time it builds on itself as you start to see firsthand how well it works.


Up for giving it a try today? Let me or our San Jose personal trainers know in the comments below!


Live Stronger For Today,

John Heringer

Chief Motivator, Method3 Fitness


Method3 Fitness is conveniently located in San Jose.  Our team of personal trainers serve clients in Los Gatos, Campbell, Willow Glen and other surrounding Bay Area cities.  

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