Chino Hills Boot Camp, Chino Hills Personal Trainer, Chino Hills Weight Loss

“The Boiling Frog Phenomenon”

December 29, 2009

“The Boiling Frog Phenomenon”

The new year is approaching fast and year after year “the new year resolution people” are gung ho about going to the gym and getting in shape for the new year.

We already know 95% fail because of lack of accountability.

“The Boiling Fog Phenomenon” is another reason that the 95% quite after only a few weeks.

As your personal trainer and coach it is my duty to educate you for long term success.

If you’ve ever yo-yo’d on a diet or tried to start an exercise program, but couldn’t stick to it, this one is for you.

yoyo2

The following single bit of information has been a “game changer” for many who used to struggle.

It all boils down to …

“The Boiling Frog Phenomenon”

yoyoboiling_frog2

It’s a psychological phenomenon that dates back to research conducted at Johns Hopkins University way back in 1882.

Here’s how it works.

Imagine you want to cook a frog …

yoyofrog1axd

If you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will jump out. But if you place a frog into a pot of lukewarm water and slowly turn up the heat, it will stay happily inside the pot … and before the frog realizes what is happening … you have frog soup.

yoyofrog2axd

The human nervous system works much the same way.

yoyo1nervous

If you try to introduce a radical change in your life, your system fights back – much like the frog jumping out of the pot of boiling water.

yoyoboiling-frog

To create lasting change – you simply have to slowly turn up the heat …

yoyothermostat-757790

Over time, these tiny changes are almost imperceptible to your nervous system, but over time they add up to HUGE transformations.

yoyotransformation3

This is similar to the Japanese concept of “kaizen” whereby one makes small constant improvements that eventually add up and make a radical difference.

yoyokaizen-logo-small

Want to see how it works?

Let’s say you want to lose 10 pounds.

yoyo10lbs

Knowing the Boiling Frog technique, you know that making a sudden, dramatic change in your diet and exercise habits won’t likely stick.

It’s too much of a shock to the system.

A smarter way to go is make a more gradual change like this:

Week 1 – Stop drinking canned sodas. Instead drink water.

silhouette-of-people-talking-at-water-cooler-11

That’s it! Don’t do anything else. Just that one change.

Then …

Week 2 – Take long brisk walks every other day

yoyo1walking

And so on …

At the end of a year you’ll have a whole new set of habits and you’ll be a totally different person.

And you know what?

It will stick!

Thank you and if you enjoyed this Blog please click the facebook icon below.

If you haven’t visited our website and would like to….click here.

Looking forward to bringing you more interesting info soon!

If there is a subject you are curious about let us know!

We are having a Blast doing these Blogs for you!!

Corona Personal Training

 


Filed under Blog, Expert Advice by

Permalink Print 2 Comments