So many of us get into coaching and try to master every move that we have been taught with regards fitness, programming, nutrition etc..
We teach the Squat, deadlift, press, clean, jerk, snatch, kettlebells etc..
We blow our clients mind with the science of fat loss and the bullshit of the shake diet..
We do all of this so we can pass on all the knowledge bombs to our clients, which in turn floods our EGO, because we make the clients know how clever we are..
There will come a point when you start to realise that it is not all about the angles of a deadlift, the depth in a squat or the manipulation of carbs around your clients post workout..
Yep i'm gonna get a bollicking for swearing again.. :-)
**The client in front of you is a person, yet you struggle to remember their name, or what they told you last week..?
**The client in front of you is a person, yet you just give them grief when they don't turn up for a session and never ask why..?
**The client in front of you is a person, yet you call them lazy, because they cant put in the same effort as your FAVOURITE client..
>>Coaching is all about finding what makes someone tick..
>>Coaching is not about flooding your client with information so they are confused with what to do in their next workout..
>>Coaching is not about giving you client shit if they don't turn up, why not give them an ear to bend, their issue could be bigger than that fucked up workout you planned... .
This little blog piece is to give you a better idea of what you need to do, in order to have some balance instead of piling crap into your face at any given opportunity.
It is not about food deprivation, bland food, a rigid diet – it is all about forming some good habits in your life, that will make the journey sustainable.
Know who you are.
Some people are so dam good at food prep, they make it look easy, some of you are just plain rubbish. The answer is simple, just do what your good at.
Find your way, if it means using the microwave for some rice and sticking some meat in the oven, crack on…if you worry about the conventional wisdom of eating 6 small meals a day (boring) don’t do it… just find your way.
Knowing who you are, will make the pitfalls of a healthy lifestyle a little less daunting, if you feel you snack on biscuits, don’t buy them, if you like the odd bag of crisps, make sure it’s not the multipack or the family size.
Slight changes are the way ahead….It can be as simple as restricting just 200 calories of crap food per day, to lose weight progressively over a year.
Eat something different.
I get it.. eating boiled broccoli and rice with every meal can be crap. We all seem to concentrate on the meat. We season the meat and care for it, why not try the same with your vegetables..? Give them some flavour and they will start to be a little less boring.
This will then mean that you can pile more veg on the plate and trick yourself into eating the massive portions you did before…. Resulting in slightly less calories and a trimmer waistline.
Eat less meat
I never thought I would write this down, but you need to stick to it, I LOVE MEAT..!
The main part of your diet should come from veg, grains, nuts seeds etc – You need fibre to keep yourself regular and on top form. The plate should be ½ Veg for the fibre and some of your protein needs can be covered by the nuts, seeds and grains.
Stop having mahoosive portions
There are 3 things that cross our mind when food is mentioned.
I am starving, I could probably eat something, I am full.
We are usually hovering around the “I could probably eat something” most of the time, however you can bet your own arse, that if someone puts down some food in front of you, you will eat it. #truthhurts #fattybumbum
Why not try these little tips: Eat slowly (this will ensure you are feeling full before the meat sweats hit you) and Stop before you are full (this will give your brain a chance to catch up with the hole in the front of your face)
Stop drinking your calories
Drinks like beer and soft drinks, contain lots of calories and hardly any nutrients.
Drinking calories is easy, it won’t fill you up. A pint of beer is 180 calories (some are more) and a can of coke is 150 calories – It all mounts up, when your trying to lose that last little bit of lard.
Stop eating packaged processed foods
I don’t need to say anything on this, it is processed and full of crap. However if you are caught short, make sure you read the labels, don’t be fooled by the claims or the marketing BS.
P.S Download my "FREE" 21 Day guide to eating clean and Training smart below
Many of your friends will want to know why you invest in your
Fitness and health, why do you go to the gym...?
There is no point in getting fit, you have one life
(a short one if you’re unhealthy)
So whats the point in fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle..?
WHY should you do it..?
Every now and again we need to know the real reason
why we need to get fit and stay fit.....It is our why.
Why do we go to the gym and why do we look to eat better
than the average person..?
So I asked a few people at the gym, what is their why..?
My why is so I can be there for my kids.
My why is so I can still conduct bedroom Olympics with the missus.
My why is so I can stop being out of breath when I climb the stairs.
My why is so I can enjoy life to its fullest.
My why is so I can get a date.
It has been reported on numerous occasions that
substantial weight gain over many years increases
the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 per cent
and in women by almost 20 per cent, according to new
research presented at the National Cancer Research
Institute's (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.”
This is a new way of looking at the long-term impact of being
Unfit, overweight and stressed throughout a person's life and
the link to developing cancer.
The study had around 300,000 participants, some of these ate
Donughts, some of them where sedentary, some of them where
Considered to be average.
“It found that men who went from a BMI of around 22 to 27 had
a 50 per cent increased risk of developing obesity-related cancer
compared to a man who stayed within a healthy weight range.
And in men who went from being overweight to morbidly obese,
the risk went up by 53 per cent compared to the same group”
“Women who went from a BMI of 23 to around 32, had a 17 per
cent increased risk in comparison to women whose weight
started off in the healthy bracket and remained stable.”
Being overweight or obese is the second biggest preventable
cause of cancer in the UK after smoking and contributes to
around 18,100 cases of cancer every year. It is linked to a range
of cancer types including bowel, breast, and pancreatic.
Sorry for the morbid blog, but if you don’t know
Why you should be fit and healthy..?
Then this blog is not for you, but if you want
To find out more about your why, get in touch.
who is this for?
Educational blogs for all who want to enhance their fitness Journey.