If you don’t eat, you’ll get weak, and look bad.
If you want to look good, read on.
In recent times, the need to “lift” has become more and more prominent.
And that’s good!
Slowly but surely people are realising that endless hours of cardio is not only mind numbingly soul destroying, but it’s actually not great for our body. Not just because of damage through tons of repetitive movement, but because it often means we’re neglecting the fun part….pumping iron!
Ok not all of you will enjoy that feeling of lifting heavy things as much as me but I hope most of you are doing it in some way shape or form.
What I want to talk about today though is not so much about gaining muscle, but simply keeping what you have.
You see, we need muscles.
I’m not talking in an Arnold Schwarzenegger, tearing up a yellow pages, 28 egg a day eating kinda way, nor am I saying that you need to be a walking egg box. If they’re hiding under a SMALL layer of body fat that’s cool! As long as there is a decent amount of the stuff to help us move, protect our joints and help us fight off the baddies.
With more muscle comes the need for more food. A humongous topic and one for another day but here’s the thing. If your goal is to get trimmer / more toned (hate that word) / less body fat / look better in your bikini,
I am a bad “blogger”
Yes that’s right. I admit it, I am a bad blogger. They say a blog that is not regularly updated is a bad blog. I agree.
I have just looked at my last entry on here and can’t quite believe it’s a WHOLE YEAR since I last wrote something. Considering I talk so much, that seems a bit odd.
Truth is I have neglected it. I have had other areas of life that have needed attention and areas that were less of a priority (not necessarily less important) had to take a backseat.
This is something I see a lot with new clients. No not that they are useless at writing blogs but like me, have no consistency. A really common problem. You see making any sort of “healthy” change to your body requires regularity and dipping in and out of a training plan or eating well here and there just doesn’t cut the cheese. Our body needs time to adapt and all of those times you’ve told yourself “oh I’m too busy this week to train”, add up. While you may think you’re being good, if you actually wrote down what you’d done over the past 6 weeks or so it’d probably not be enough.
I once heard a very apt saying that as I sit here, realise I can’t remember exactly so I’ll just give you my freestyle version…
“It’s better to be consistently average than sometimes perfect”
Ok this doesn’t work for everyone, and I’m certainly not for one minute saying to settle for average, but for most general gym goers, it applies. You’ll see much better results if you train and eat “pretty well” most of the time rather than eating chicken and broccoli and training like a maniac for one week of every month.
So think about that. Ask yourself “realistically have I been training and eating well CONSISTENTLY for the past 4-6 weeks” and if the honest answer is no, get better!