We have all been there. I’ve been there multiple times. Making every effort and focusing on your nutrition and fitness goals, but then life gets in the way. You get busy or have a drama or trauma and before you know it you’re right back at square on, or you think you are. Maybe you’ve just put on a little bit of weight of lost some muscles. But you feel like all your successful efforts where for nothing or have been lost and you’ll never get back to it. You end up eating takeaways and not going to the gym. Feeling you’ll never be able to get back on track again.
How do you get back to it? How do you snap out of it? How can you start again?
For most people it’s a shock of looking in the mirror without your blinkers on or seeing a photo of yourself on social media, maybe needing new clothes and realizing you’ve been squeezing in those jeans for far too long. For me it was a cold hard shock of looking down at myself in the bath one day. I realized that my stomach which was getting to looking flatter everyday with all my hard efforts of training, was now bouncing on top of the water like a dead whale.
For me, life (or rather death) hit me hard. I’m not proud to say it but i just lost love for everything. My Mam’s death had affected me more that i realized.. I ended up being a very negative person, i filled my mouth and stomach with crappy food, i didn’t care what i was doing or who else it was affecting either. People around me gave me a wide berth as i was moody and negative and just didn’t care about anyone or anything, least of all myself. All my good habits i’d built up for myself since starting Ulysses had just vanished along with my happiness, zest for life and even my personality and what made me “me”..
But i vowed to myself after my breakdown (in the said bath), that i needed to get back to me and pull myself out of this black hole i’d put myself in. My Mam would of gave me a good hard slap and some cold advice and told me to pull myself together and to stop being so negative. My Mam, for the people who didn’t know her was the life and soul of any place she entered, she was an amazing woman with a heart of gold, she was full of life and loved having adventures and fun. (pretty much like the person i was before she got ill and was taken from us)...
So, time to bounce back and be “me” again. 2019 was a year i’d turn my life around and start to focus on me. No excuses, no putting things off anymore. This is why i’m so determined to get to my goals and i’d like to help you get to yours too. I care about your goals just as much as mine. Let me help you get in the right mindset, be happy and healthy.
You see life happens, life sometimes hits us hard or we have things we need to deal with that are out of our hands and we end up half arsing workouts or nutrition.
But no matter how hard you train, no matter how many classes you attend, you can never out train a bad diet. You need to focus on nutrition first and workouts second. Get the proper nutrients your body needs for all your aspects of life. Busy lives need proper fuel. Busy people need to eat, but we need to eat proper healthy foods.
We all have struggles or hit a brick wall or plateau from time to time. Maybe it’s a few weeks, months or even years, but it’s how you bounce back that matters. It’s never too late to change it, it’s never too late to get back on track and be who you want to be. It’s not the end of your story, it’s just another chapter in your life.
Find yourself someone who will help you along the way, a friend who needs to lose weight, a training partner who will push you to do better every time. A nutrition coach to keep you on track and for accountability. You just need to get started NOW, don’t think i need to lose a bit of weight before starting, as procrastination is the worse thing as you’ll never get back on track.
Take small steps if you are too afraid to take the big leaps. Cut out alcohol. Cut out fizzy drinks, taking a step towards your goals everyday. Drink more water, swap your flat white for an Americano, swap your full fat milk for almond milk. Eat more vegetables with your meals, eating these first to fill you up. If you’re eating out, then swap your chips for sweet potato fries. It’s the little things that add up. It’s the little changes that make the most difference. Do it one step at a time. Learn to walk before you can run. Whatever you change, is a big step in the right direction of achieving your goals.
I changed my nutrition and started training more, I left my job and changed my life around completely. You don't have to be as dramatic as i was. But change is good.
What are you going to do to get to where you want to be. What are your health and fitness goals. Write down that goal and stick to it.
Ask for help if you’re struggling.
Team Ulysses will help you every step of the way.
Ben’s motto of helping people has been ingrained into the Ulysses staff and we’re all here to help, no matter what.
We want you to be healthy, happy and confident.
Why not book a free intro. We can sit down, discuss your goals and your needs. Talking through what you’ve been through and what you want to achieve is the biggest step towards a healthier, happier life. Don’t wait for the right time and don’t hesitate. Just do it.