Your Why

2. Find Your Why.

What I want is for people to feel good and be body confident. For most that’s really why we all do this and there is nothing wrong with feeling great and looking good naked. I was massively guilty of spending too much time wishing I was super lean and struggled for some time figuring out how to go about this.

I could never do anything consistently for long enough; Id lose weight then id put a little back on, id lose interest and give up. I just couldn’t do anything for long enough. I was never completely out of shape, but wasn’t happy. I finally figured out that following someone’s else’s goal, wanting someone’s else’s body wasn’t what I actually wanted. Social media plays a huge role in how we perceive we should look. Trust me, almost all of the people you aspire to look like don’t look like that most of the time unless they’re freaks or taking something your parents wouldn’t be proud of.

I made a few minor tweaks to my nutrition with some help and I’m now the leanest I have been, have a good relationship with food and have maintained this now for some time. I still socialise a lot, its fun, I still eat pop tarts, and I’m still referred to as the cookie monster. I am very open about this because demonising foods I actually enjoy eating would set me up for failure. There is no sign of some fad diet, restricting carbs or spending a couple hundred quid online with a coach that knows nowhere near what he or she should.

1. Start with increasing your energy expenditure, download an app that tracks your steps, hit 8,000 to 10,000 a day or 70,000 a week. 2. Figure out what works for you. Do you enjoy running? Then run. Do you enjoy spin classes? Book a class. Like lifting weights, then lift. You’ll fail if you don’t enjoy it. 3. Identify the ‘why’. A goal that is personal to you, that connects with you, that is yours, and can you achieve it, if not you’ll fail and have up and down success forever. 4. Stop chasing another person’s goal. Dig deep and figure out exactly what it is you want. Want to lose weight? Why do you want to lose weight. Then break it down in smaller achievable goals 5. Seek help but invest wisely. Ask friends and family, see what has worked for others and find an approach that works for you.

I’m certainly not shredded and don’t want to be but spent far too long wishing I was. Figure out your why…