Tuesday, 4th September

We talked about raising the bar with your exercise yesterday, and the absolute importance of not giving in to missing your workout just because it was first week of term!!!

This week already, I have trained many mothers who could have easily called off their training, but are aware of the hardship of missing a week or so when they get back.

Also, they tell me that their eating usually goes by the wayside when they don’t train. They miss the motivation to eat good healthy food when they do not exercise, and I can vouch for that myself.

Which brings me on to the eating side of things, are you going to stand there today accepting the fact that somehow you cannot eat well and healthy all week long? Of course you can still have a treat on the weekend, you can have a drink on the weekend as long as you don’t go bananas and you keep it to one night? Isn’t this a great example of compromise on both our part’s?

So the kids have started back school today, and hopefully you are back in the kind of schedule that is going to support a healthy lifestyle!

You have your supermarket shop in, at least 80% of it is healthy, and you will support your kids health very well by giving them healthy choices most of the time too.

Automatically when you eat healthy, you become much more energetic and much more feeling like doing some exercise. The opposite is true when you don’t eat well!

So with the word “routine” and “schedule” happening big time this week, and the kids finally going back to school, you have the perfect platform to launch your exercise programme and support your health and immune system with as many fresh, natural foods as possible?!!

What are you waiting for?!!! Let’s do it!

Thursday, 30th August

To follow on from all of the positivity yesterday, its vital you practice this each and every day, and after just a few days your life WILL change.

Let’s get one thing straight, EVERY SINGLE PERSON i know get their moment of doubt in what they are doing, and sometimes different parts of every day.

The key is to try and keep crushing those doubts by carrying on with certainty in what you are doing. If you believe in what you are doing, then the key is to carry on with that belief until good things happen.

Those moments of doubt and indecision are the critical moments in deciding whether you’re ultimately going to be successful or not.

When i first started off in my career, there were countless times when i wondered whether i was doing was right, but the more practice and the more results i had, the more certain i became that what i was doing was going to work time and time again. This is what comes with plenty of experience, we all make mistakes sometimes but the more experience you develop, those mistakes should become less and less as long as you have done your research!

So if we trying to have a really big effect on our bodies through exercise and eating well, we had better start learning how to become positive every day. Exercise is one of the most positive things you can do, and if you are planning to do some form of exercise most days, then your chances of being a much more positive person should be pretty high.

So accept that you WILL get those moments of doubt and indecision, on whether you should show up for your workout, whether you should eat that high fat meal or not, whether you should have another heavy night on alcohol or not, whether you should go on a new faddy diet or not, whether you should listen to all of the magazines on how to get fit, all of these decisions and more will dictate on what kind of physical condition you get in!!!

Your future is shaped by everyday questions, what kind of future is dictated by your answers!

Wednesday, August 29th

The power of being positive about all areas of your life is probably the most productive thing you can do.

If you took this challenge on, and it is to be positive for the next seven days without fail, and ignore any negatives and if they do come up, then see the positive side of the situation! This is the big challenge!

If you do one or even three days, then this is not enough, you have to go the full seven days to see the biggest benefits, and to recondition yourself to a new way of looking at your life.

For example, you may have been on a diet in the past and done well initially, but when the first thing didnt go your way, you may have tended to get mad and panic, and go off on some king of eating binge, feeling sorry for yourself and seeing the very worst in the situation that came up.

This is common for lots of individuals who are trying to get into shape, and it can be quite a job to get that person’s mind straight and positive again after “falling off the wagon” so to speak. The good results are often ignored, instead the one blip is often magnified and highlighted, this is when confidence is totally lost.

If you can manage to have seven positive days and thoughts, then the negatives will be dealt with in their proper place, and not dwelled upon, this is the way it SHOULD be!! Most people spend far too much time “dwelling” and not enough time appreciating the positive situation with the training and their life, and conditioning your mind to seeing a different perspective is critical to becoming successful longer term.

Your mind is your most powerful muscle, and being far more positive will encourage you to take positive and decisive action which is always needed when you’re trying to make some major progress with your health and fitness!

Tuesday, 28th August

The great thing about doing my job is that I get to see progress on a daily basis, and some wonderful individual stories along the way!!

It could be from the individual who never thought they would be able to run ever in their life, and then starts developing the capacity to run all of a sudden, and its great to see their face when they achieve that!

It could be the lady who has dropped from size 24 all the way down to size 12, and has gone through an incredible journey to get there, and has developed so much as a person through all the courage and determination they have shown along the way.

It could be the person who contacts me in the first place, who says he or she has tried everything else and I am “his/her last resort”!!!

It could be the person who finally starts believing in themselves after years of lacking confidence in their ability, this is when outstanding progress can finally be reached because belief is such an important part in making all of this happen!!!

The stories are always moving fast and can often change on a daily basis, due to certain things happening in people’s lives all the time.

The key is how the individuals react and that’s what im there for, to help them through not only the good “lets celebrate the success” times to the rough times that could be very much classed as “stormy waters!”.

I like to be all about the big progress in terms of losing inches off your waist and hips, regulating blood pressure and strengthening one’s heart greatly, to paying attention to the seemingly “little things” that in the end contribute to this big picture more than anything else.

It’s the sum of the little things that will pull it all around for you, and make those great big goals you made when you first started finally happen!!!

Another productive week of opportunity has started for you so lets make it happen again!

Monday, August 20th

With the economy still in the doldrums, most people have learnt to adjust to the new demands of life. Most are now spending less, and what they do spend on have become very discerning on what they are prepared to spend on.

They realise now that they have so much packed in their day, they cant devote huge amounts of time to getting in shape, so they want the ultimate workout packaged up in a user-friendly way, and progress showed to them constantly.

Having dealt with very busy people for years now, it was important for me to recognise that most individuals want economy of effort in attaining big results and this was the bottom line for me.

In other words, they don’t want to spend a whole lot of time getting what they want, and super results in a quick period of time are tough to get, but CAN be done and this is the good news and this is my whole philosophy now, and has brought out a whole new performance in me and everyone I train!

Every exercise and movement needs to be well-thought out when you are working against the clock. 20-30 minute workouts can be often superior to the long drawn out efforts that most people have been accustomed to in the past.

Each exercise always has an energy “cost”, usually meaning the tougher the exercise, the higher the energy cost, which means more calories burnt and more body fat lost. This is why lots of my workouts are full of these so called “tougher” exercises.

The first thing is before any of this is learning each movement and doing it with complete safety, I cannot budge from that.

Then the tempo and intensity required has to be taught, and got used to.

Then when we get to the level where workouts are done at a good pace without much of a break, this is when true economy of effort is really valuable and you will get a lot of return for a relatively low time investment. This is a high return workout went taught properly and once you learn it, you are unlikely to go back to the slow, laboured way of working that probably brought you mediocre results at best!

Time to change, save a lot of time and re-think what you’re doing.