You may have noticed that when someone posts something negative on social media, I tend not to delete it. This is because I believe everyone is entitled to their opinion and I don’t want to censor discussion. I am also not a negative person and choose not to spread further negative comments that lead to conflict.
I recall a day when I was still in my gym clothes dashing into the supermarket to buy some more broccoli. When I was about to walk across the cross walk a car drove past and a delightful young man stuck his head out the window and called out. He said "love you better get home and change your balls are hanging out." Hmmmm what a charming man. I actually took it as a compliment that I was quite lean and my muscles were popping out.
I also occasionally have people comment on my social media photos that I look like a man. My message to the haters is simple. Don’t visit places that make you negative or unhappy. Instead find things that interest and inspire...
A lack of motivation makes it tough to stay on track but while people moan about not having enough motivation. Here are a few simple ideas to help you stick to an exercise and eating plan whether you’re motivated or not.
Convenience – plan ahead for meals and prepare in bulk
Sometimes we fail to stick to a meal plan not because we give into cravings, but because we weren’t organised. It’s easy to eat fast food because we were desperately hungry and too tired to cook.
If you're trying to stick to a work out plan/diet plan, it helps to have a clear idea of your goal. Just like if your saving, it helps to think about what you’re saving for. If you decide you’re training because you’d quite like to run a marathon, but what you REALLY want is to look good in a short dress at the next Xmas party, then focus on the Xmas party. Imagining yourself looking fit and healthy in a LBD will be a far more concrete and motivating image for you personally than a vague idea about doing the City...