Raise your hand if you have ever fallen of the so called wagon?
Right, so I'm sure at one stage or another we have all struggled simply just beginning or getting back on track. I think the first thing to realise is that anything worthwhile having IS NOT going to be something that happens instantly. That is a trap A LOT of people fall into (myself included)
So recently I have had one of those phases where you think things can't possibly get any fucking worse, but guess what they do. Prior to the shit storm I was going so well most aspects of my life were on track.. then BOOM the shit storm arrived, I fell off the wagon. BOOM, CRASH, FLAMES that wagon was demolished.
I had a pity party consumed enough cake probably to feed the entire of Australia, wont even tell you how many blocks of KitKat gold I ate, cried enough tears to fill a swimming pool or 7 and let me tell you it was a slippery slope trying to get back on track so below I am going to list things that helped me get back on track.
1. GOAL - Make sure you have one, See I had a goal for so long and I was busting my nuts to reach that, without the goal I felt like I had no where to get to. I lost track and from there was no longer accountable.
2. SUPPORT - Make sure you are around people who make you be/do better, I am so very lucky the people I surround myself with helped get me out of the funk I was in. Support really helps.
3. PLAN - For me this has been the biggest thing, having a plan for the week has helped keep me on track and my actions accountable. Preparing food and having it ready to go for the week is a big lifesaver.
4. BE KIND TO YOURSELF - Its a hard pill to swallow but its important to realise that you actually need to be kind to yourself, for me I wasn't used to what I was seeing staring back at me after eating Australia's cake supply & KitKat gold supply then came all the negative self talk which lead on a downhill spiral.
5. MINDSET - Without a good mindset you are fucked.
6. PATIENCE - Realise that its not an instant process, Beyonce was not built in a day.
7. MAKE SURE YOU ENJOY WHAT YOU ARE DOING - Enjoying what you choose to do is crucial, the more you enjoy it the more likely you are to stick to it.
Ok guys, its no secret that about this time every year the temparature drops, the mornings & nights get darker, motivation levels seem to dissapear.
I totally get it, getting out of bed when its fresh as fuck & dark is hard... I get it, When your bed feels like the comfiest, warmest place on earth.. I get it.. It is hard!
I'm not going to deny that winter isn't a struggle, becuase it is! But what is a bigger struggle is waking up every day hating the place you are at and feeling like you have no power to change it, but heres the good news... YOU DO! Its just up to YOU to decide how badly you actually want it, you need to decide if staying in bed for an extra 45 minutes is worth it or not.
Remember all those warmer months that you worked your butt off in? pushed yourself to the limits? All the results you acheived? All the motivation you had for that "summer body"? Guess what..? Summer bodies are made in the winter guys, DON'T let all your hard work go to waste just because its cold.
Winter is the time to be putting in all the effort! Bet you didn't know that you have to work harder to regulate your temperature therefore your body actually burns more calories
Layer up, keep warm & ditch the excuses!
PS if you get super cold like me... Im just going to leave this link here for you... CLICK HERE
You’re welcome 😉
Notice when you do something half assed it rarely works out?
Being in this industry you see some people come and go because of this image they have in their head, that image is minimal work for a great return.. that exists only in magical unicorn land sorry guys... ain’t no magical unicorn water here..
There’s another common factor and that’s lack of passion behind what they’re trying to achieve... for example they say people without passion simply wont survive in the land of personal training and that is 100 percent true.. if I didn’t love what I did, to be honest like I would have given up a long time ago when times were tough and I was second guessing myself and the choices I made, I left the corporate world after 7 long years to chase my own dreams and here I am today over 2 years later!
The point I’m trying to make here is what ever you’re wanting to achieve make sure it’s for all the right reasons and that YOU actually want to do it.. make sure they are your goals and relate to what YOU want to achieve
It’s also about being realistic I’m going to use myself as an example here.. tried on a dress recently from 3 years ago and it fit exactly the same.. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly disappointed that it wasn’t a bit looser.. but then I got real with myself.. it’s not exactly like I have been training hard or to my true potential & well I have been eating like an unchaperoned child at a birthday party.. so if I want real results I have to be real with myself, So next time you're dissapointed with the lack of results remember if YOU want results YOU also have to work for them to happen.
Don’t forget what you do outside of class or the gym counts too.. everything all adds up, coming 1-2x a week then eating shit and drinking wine all the time is going to put a hold on getting those results you want.
So take a moment, cut the bullshit and get real with yourself? Nothing worth having happens overnight so if it is real long lasting results you’re chasing.. take action!