Lessons from The Most Decorated Olympian in History

Michael Phelps

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.

If you want a coach on your path to motherhood, call me at (858) 495-0771 or book here: http://juliechang.genbook.com/

Julie Chang,
Natural Fertility Eggspurt

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