I’m not even talking about the ‘beast mode’ PT’s and fitness snobs who’s sole life purpose is to go round telling everyone how they’ve only trained for seven hours a day six days this week and ate three carrots for lunch and haven’t ate carbs in five years and can’t understand why everyone else can’t do it if they can. You know the ones.
If your one of those people by any chance we already worked out your a cunt before you even opened your mouth so save your breath and our ears. Cheers!
I’m talking about the normal everyday person.
Despite what the aforementioned oxygen thieves would have you believe you don’t actually have to do that much to get healthier and in better shape.
Firstly you don’t need to exercise five fucking days a week, you just don’t! Find some form of exercise, sport or activity you actually enjoy doing and do it three times a week.
Secondly you don’t need to be out pounding the streets running every night making yourself miserable.
Ever seen a happy runner? No? Me neither.
Plus if your trying to lose weight your probably overweight in the first place which means running is going to do more harm than good especially if you don’t know what your doing.
What you should do however is try to increase your day to day activity. Basically just move more throughout the day.
That doesn’t mean more exercise it literally just means move. It could be as simple as parking further away from the shops and walking or using the stairs instead of the lift.
Aim to hit 10,000 steps a day and you’ll be well on your way. (Most phones have a step tracker built in)
Thirdly you don’t need to eat ‘clean’ to lose weight. Seriously what the fuck does that even mean? Clean and what? dirty foods? Lol!
Fingers crossed our friends from earlier stopped reading after the first paragraph or they’ll be crying into their broccoli.
In all seriousness though making the above lifestyle changes is hard enough without banning yourself from eating everything you enjoy and force feeding yourself chicken a veg.
You simply aren’t going to be able to maintain that and I can pretty much guarantee it isn’t that biscuit you have with your afternoon cupper that’s made you fat.
Obviously we should all be eating a nutritious balanced diet but you don’t need to take things to the extreme.
The majority of your diet should be made up of whole foods you enjoy.
Notice the enjoy bit! Very important.
But having a little bit of the good stuff you love thrown in there as well will keep you sane and prevent the formally inevitable binge and quit cycle.
As long as you keep track of what your eating and make sure your calories and macros are in check then that chocolate or wine or whatever you want isn’t going to do you any harm.
Except maybe you’ll have a smile on your face as well as looking good.
Look, it seems like showing off how restrictive you can be and telling the world you’ve got more will power than them is the done thing in the fitness industry but you really need to realise their all just chauvinistic arseholes who don’t even practice what they preach.
Let’s cut out the crazy fitness plans and diets, develop a little perspective and focus on making small changes that you can stick to long term.
I’ve given you a lot to work with and its all stuff that isn’t going to have you crying into a bowl of Doritos after 3 days so please try to take it in and apply at least some of it. It really will make staying in shape an awful lot easier.