28 medals over 5 Olympic games - 23 gold medals, 3 silver, 2 bronze
All by the age of 31
It's safe to say that there's something we can learn from him.
Here are some of his daily habits:
- 8 hours of sleep every night - "I don't think people really pay enough attention to how important sleep is."
Getting enough quality sleep is critical for fertility health. Your body needs that time to repair itself.
- Write down goals for 5, 10, and even 20 years from now. Review them often, especially after a tough day.
If you're trying to get pregnant, make those goals a lot shorter - 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months is better.
- Never use the word "can't" - That allowed Phelps to "broaden my mind and believe that I could do whatever I wanted to, and I think that was a big key of us being so successful."
Be aware of when you use the word "can't" as you make the changes necessary to prepare for conception and pregnancy.
- He was willing to give up a lot. "A lot of it is the work you do every day and the sacrifices that you make."
From what I see in my patients, this applies most to eating healthy and making time for yourself.
- He focuses on himself. "As long as I figured out what I needed to do in order to accomplish my goals and dreams, then that was all that mattered."
Do your research, make a plan, and act!
These applied to him.
They will work for you as well on your fertility journey.
Phelps had a coach to help him reach the pinnacle of success as an athlete.
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