1 Tip – 1 Idea – 1 Question

December 8, 2019

Solutions for sustainable change. | by Jameson Skillings

Welcome to this week’s edition of the “1-1-1 Sunday” email. The purpose of this new weekly email series is to provide actionable tips, helpful ideas, and ask questions to improve your deep health.

“The most important step a person can take is always the next one.”

This is the definitive mindset for behavior change.

Progress is the goal, not perfection.

Here is 1 tip, 1 idea, and 1 question for you to dig into this week.


Get comfortable being uncomfortable.
Progress is made outside of your comfort zone.

Lately, my workouts have been tough. After a 3-month block of deadlifting that began with 4 sets of 6 reps at 235 pounds, my coach now has me doing 4 sets of 10 reps with 280.

My body prefers sets of 3-6 reps and by the end of each set of 10, I’m spent and need all 180 seconds to recover between sets.

The new rep scheme is challenging my body in new ways and I’m feeling stronger all over because of it.


Quit tomorrow.
“I wanted to crawl into bed and not come to the group training session tonight, but I’m so glad I didn’t quit on myself!”
There are moments when we just want to hide from the world. Dive into a book or turn on the TV and just escape from reality. I get it, I really do. Moments like those will come and go, but it’s your decision — and yours alone — to get 1% better or 1% worse.


When things get difficult, how do you react?

People typically do one of two things: they either check out completely or they fire on all cylinders. No style is right or wrong, what’s important is that you recognize what type of person you are and understand the costs and benefits of your coping style. When you notice it, also look at what happens to your nutrition and exercise habits.

All the best,

Jameson Skillings


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