It’s Monday Motivation time. The first day of the week. A fresh start. Time to nail it. Make sure everything is 100% perfect. Hardly likely is it? 🤔
Every week and most likely every day, you will come across obstacles preventing you from executing your week 100% as planned. That’s life.
The best athletes in the world have missed training sessions. The best physiques in the world have eaten ‘bad’ meals and so will you 🍫 🍷 🍭
Have a game plan. Take care of what’s controllable. When things don’t go to plan, don’t throw in the towel. The attitude of “Well I’ve already missed a training anyway or I have already gone off my nutrition plan today I’ll start again next week” is so often when holds people back. Put it behind you and get back to the game plan.
Showing up is half the battle. Start moving before your mind
realiseswhat your body’s doing.
As I mention to all of my clients, it can be difficult to drag yourself out of bed and go to the gym on cold winter mornings, in fact anytime in Ireland. One reason for this is that cold weather makes getting out of bed unpleasant, creating an invisible barrier that prevents you from getting to the gym.
Identify the series of steps required to get you to the gym and systematically remove the barriers for accomplishing them one at a time. For instance, if getting out of bed is difficult because of the cold, lay out your gym clothes the night before so you can bundle up straight away and make getting out of the house less painful.
If you also need to bring a lunch with you, make sure to pack it the night before as well so you don’t have to spend time thinking about what you’ll eat in the morning. Finding simple ways to remove invisible barriers can make it far easier to get to the gym on a regular basis.
If you do happen to miss your training session for whatever reason, work on your NEAT workout, getting your steps up and sticking to your nutrition plan.
Have a great week!