Sometimes my experiments go wrong. Way wrong. Take tonight’s dinner experiment as an example. I had a brilliant idea to use up some chicken thighs in my crock pot with a Thai twist. In my head this seemed brilliant. But what I came home to was a bland, soupy mess. In hindsight if I had taken the time to think through the process, and apply what I know about cooking I would have done things differently and probably ended up with an amazing meal instead of a mediocre but edible disappointment.
Lots of things in life are like this. We think things are a good idea and act on them without thinking through the process or thinking of what the outcome will be and then we are disappointed by what we end up with. This can apply to anything in life, including our workouts. Taking time to think things through and come up with a solid plan of action really can pay off in spades. No matter what your fitness goals are it is worth it to make a plan or two, weigh the outcomes, get some advice if needed from instructors and trainers and then go forward. It will take you where you want to go faster and avoid pitfalls and frustrations on the way. I’ve been doing this the last few weeks with some specific workouts designed to meet my goals and am already seeing the payoff.
Now I need to take my own advice and apply my fitness approach to my cooking experiment and revisit my Asian Cuisine notes from many years ago and plan out what I’m going to do next time I try this recipe. When I get it right I’ll share it with you.
See you in class and the studio!