Day 22

How’s your fourth week started? This is a pretty monumental week for you all and im all fired up to see it goes well for you!!

I usually measure individuals once a month, and this is an excellent guide at a really meaningful interval to see how well you are really doing. I know quite a few of you are making substantial progress, and i’m thrilled to see that happening and perhaps, its time to make you realise why you’re doing all of this in the first place.

The connection you should be making between being healthy, being fitter, feeling better should be there now.

The connection you really need to make is how all of that feels TO YOU. What are the things that really make you get out of bed in the morning and do all of this stuff?!!

Some of you may be thinking you want a better family life, to make sure your kids future is a better one because you’re there to give them more energy, more drive and ultimately more quality of life. This can be exciting and very motivating, it certainly can be for me and i know it is for many of you. Some of you are great grandparents, and you want to see the long term future in a healthy body, and you want to be able to contribute in all ways!

What about you if you were  in a job where your performance was going down the tubes?!! Has it improved and do you have fresh ambition to do better, or even get a new job or even start your own business? Some pretty powerful emotions have to happen to create change, but if you’re fit and healthy and have an abundance of energy suddenly, its very much in your power to create this unbelievable change in your life.

Change doesn’t have to happen over a long period of time, change can happen in an instant if you really want it and have desire to create real change. It may sound easy for some to say that but unless you try, how do you know change isn’t really possible?

Do you create meaningful change by calling for bottle of win on the way home, or chocolate, or crisps? Is that good change in your life? Of course not!

Making good changes to your shopping list will work well for you, making bigger plans for your workouts will create big change, hitting the sack earlier will help you more than you ever thought.

The biggest change you can make though is simply leaving the crowd behind, and becoming a leader because you know you all have it in you really. We have all been frustrated with certain elements of our life either now or in the past, changing it for the better can take a lot of guts, but it is very liberating and encourage you to make life-lasting change in your life that will ultimately make you have peace in your life, and make you feel grateful for what you have achieved.

It’s always the journey that’s the most satisfying, even though many of you are on course to achieve great things. Overcoming adversity will make you stronger than you ever imagined so let’s give it a huge go this week in all areas of your life.


Day 21

End of the 3rd week, and this should be a time to reflect on how well you are doing, how your life is being improved in all areas and what you have in front of you.

What my job usually is on this type of thing is the “why”. You all should pretty much know”how” to do this type of thing, the home workouts, the outside stuff such as cycling, running, walking, swimming etc, its all pretty much out there now and you should be able to make some kind of effort every time.

The “why” though is different. Chris L for example, before he lost his 15 pounds already, felt like throwing in the towel at least once. I know others have felt the same too. The feeling that you want to “chuck it all in” is often overwhelming when times get a bit tougher, and its when you resist to this feeling that you are really winning! Overcoming challenges makes you feel amazing after all.

Remember when i said before that most people’s new year’s resolutions are often all over by valentine’s day, this is very true and in reality, most people’s new year’s resolutions are all over right now. They have caved in at the first sign of pressure or hardship. Their motivation has gone but i tell everyone that motivation doesn’t last forever, but structures do.

None of us every day wake up feeling hugely motivated EVERY single day, life sometimes doesn’t allow that to happen. However, if we have a good structure in place, eat a good breakfast, lunch and evening meal, and snack healthily, drink enough water, sleep well etc, we are likely to be very successful indeed!

If you read some of the posts by the users, there’s never huge problems with the workouts usually, its your state of mind that always plays tricks with you. It’s always the WHY! Some of you will look for excuses to quick and to feel sorry for yourselves, i’m not buying them so i wouldn’t even try if i were you!

Some of you now are falling down one day, but the ultra-important thing is YOU ARE PICKING YOURSELF RIGHT BACK UP!!!! Now that is the exciting thing for me and it should be for you too! You are winning and are learning “why” you fell down in the first place. THAT IS MAJOR PROGRESS and the true secret to ultimate success, now you have it let’s pick yourself up EVERY SINGLE TIME!

You will get knocked down at times, that’s life remember, but i want you getting your behind’s off the floor EVERY TIME. You either want to be successful or not, and this challenge is no time to be a baby or lie on the settee on a sunday, let’s get out there and show the fight that’s really in each and every one of you!


Day 20

So here we are already, nearly at the end of week 3 and most of you have made substantial progress to say the least, a big congratulations to you all on that. Had an email from simon in chicago yesterday, he las lost 11 pounds already and he thinks another 10 pounds will make him very close to his goal weight, which i was very pleased about.

Sorry to hear cyril and jean are not feeling well, this is sad as they are usually highly active and very valuable tothis blog!

So today’s post, i would like to tell you what happens if i ever get struck down by something like that, and thankfully it doesn’t happen to often!!! One day off work in 12 years!

Anyway, here’s what i do. I buy a whole lemon, some manuka honey, and some warm water, and sometimes i even eat the skin of the lemon, and i know most of you wouldn’t do that as its so bitter, but it works for me!

Then as a defence for all of this coming in the first place, i tend to make sure my immune system is very strong to begin with.

I always make sure i have nuts in the house, brazils, walnuts, cashews, almonds which are great for the immune system.

I always make sure i have plenty of fruit in the house, blueberries, strawberries, pears, apples, bananas, oranges etc, which again, are fantastic for our immune systems.

I consume all of these daily and never miss, as well as consuming as much veg as possible, from different sources.

To further boost my immune system, i get to bed early and try to get good quality sleep, even with a new baby in the house, its that vital to me!

To boost my immune system further, i don’t smoke of course, or eat much rubbish at all, and i never drink in the week at all, never!

Another good immune system trick is to always have at least one day off a week off from training, exercise is a very positive thing for your immune system, but if you overdo it, it can overload it and it breaks down, and then you get sick.

I try to keep things simple as you all know, so i don’t rely on medical drugs, and paracetemol etc if i possibly can, and try to rely on nature’s way of  looking after ourselves.

Give it a go, it’s a positive way for you all and you know deep down, it’s going to have a positive effect.

Have a great saturday, enjoy the game later, and get out and plan something active for tomorrow, i know it makes you all feel great after a leisurely saturday!