I stopped going to Mcdonalds after the gym……………….

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That’s what she told me…….

………..seriously.

Last year I was working with a girl called Sarah & her goal was to change her body shape, lose fat, & get her confidence back…

After deciding & planning what was the best route for her to tackle with her training, we got down to it. Sarah trained hard & completed all of her workouts as planned, despite being a busy woman working long shifts as a nurse.

8 weeks passed and Sarah looked pretty much the same… that’s right, no significant changes, despite training hard & consistently.

WHAT?!

HOWEVER, here’s the thing, between weeks 8 & 10……….. MASSIVE CHANGE!

So I asked what she had done differently during this 2 week period?

Her reply?

‘I stopped going to McDonalds after the gym………’

To which I laughed, & replied ‘no seriously’?

She wasn’t joking!!

Due to her long hours, work stress, & training commitments, the lure of those golden arches on the way home proved too much for Sarah to resist.

Turns out she had frequented good old Ronald Mcdonalds house a couple of times a week, each week throughout her training plan, but didn’t want to confess!!!

The lessons here are clear:

1) Honesty. YOU have to be honest with YOURSELF. Your body does not lie, & you shouldn’t lie to yourself.

2) You cannot out train a poor eating pattern.

3) Lack of planning, convenience, fatigue, & stress will lead you to temptation every time; this is exactly the same for myself. We are all human, developing strategies to combat this is the key.

This is why a (honest) food diary coupled with a sensible & realistic nutritional plan that caters for YOUR lifestyle is at the heart of my approach.

If it rocks your boat, McDonalds should be a treat, not a habit.

A huge part of our approach at Cottingham Parks is lifestyle assessment.

Without taking an honest look at your lifestyle alongside your training; your results will be limited.

Working together, we can help you to help yourself.

Until the next time,

Tristan ‘hamburgular’ Buttle.

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