Yep, that’s right….
Over 10,000 kcals, EVERY DAY, you read it correctly,
In one day……….
That’s a serious intake, right?!
‘He’ in this case is Eddie Hall, who also happens to be one of the strongest men on this planet………weighing in at over 29 stone…..
My girlfriend and I watched Eddie’s documentary on Netflix last night in which he chats about his colossal calorie intake and his training & lifestyle……
Eddie claimed he doesn’t count calories now, as he has an accurate idea from sheer experience of eating in a certain manner for years…
When he did track his intake, he said it clocked in at over a MASSIVE 10,000 CALORIES A DAY!
Ha, we were both amazed! He literally eats a full pizza and tub of ice cream most days!
My point to you today is to simply ask you:
Do you know or at least have an idea how many calories you are eating on a daily basis?
Chances are its not 10,000, but Eddie only knew this by initially tracking & measuring his intake.
I’m not suggesting you have to track every single calorie you eat from now to eternity…
However, if you are not where you want to be with your goals, tracking things for a certain period of time can help you to educate yourself on what you are truly eating.
From there you will gather experience & knowledge that you can apply to your life, so if you allow a little treat it can be factored into your daily targets.
That’s all for today,
Until the next time,
Tristan ‘I thought I ate a lot’ Buttle
P.S –When I do track calories, I use the My Fitness Pal app. It’s easy to use and it’s free, try it and educate yourself on yourself. Any issues, give me a shout.
Have ever looked in a magazine, seen a pic of someone and thought to yourself:
He/she looks cool, I LOVE their hair…….I want that hairstyle……
You book your appointment and strut into the salon all ready & fired up for your new look, and after your discussing it, your hairdresser tells you……………
It’s not for you!
This is often because your professional stylist knows that you simply cannot reproduce the same look yourself.
It’s perhaps just not a manageable style for you to have to deal with on a daily basis.
So if you did go for this new style, you’d maybe look great for that day (with the help of your stylist) but what would you do when left to style/maintain it yourself?
>Would you end up in a worse position in terms of your lovely locks?
The same logic applies to your health & fitness goals:
I pretty confident I could get you to do A LOT more than you may currently be doing in the gym in terms of intensity, and you would definitely step out your comfort zone, however:
If you can’t consistently reproduce this yourself, what’s the point?
>Anyone can train hard once.
>Nobody got in great shape by doing just one intense workout.
If the intensity cannot be matched/reproduced, I’d suggest you’d be better scaling it down to a more manageable level.
You need a find a level of intensity that challenges you but also allows you to build a foundation of progression.
Your hairdresser and I have your best interests in mind, and we are both thinking about your long term happiness and success.
If you need a hand in establishing a routine that you CAN stick to, give me a shout.
That’s all for today, until the next time,
Tristan ‘have you got your holidays booked?’ Buttle.
P.S – What’s the worst haircut you’ve had?
P.P.S – I’ve had some absolute shockers ha
I’ve just got back from a week in the Lake District with my girlfriend and her family friends, we had an amazing time and I would recommend it to anyone!
A week of biking, walking, hiking, relaxing & chilling with one of my favourite people was exactly what I needed.
Part of the trip included the opportunity to go mountain biking, which I agreed to, even though I haven’t rode a bike (as in an actual bike, not spin bike) in a VERY long time, and given that some the guys on the trip were well into biking, I don’t mind admitting I was a bit nervous!
The night before I was advised to borrow some padded shorts to protect the ‘delicate’ parts of the male anatomy……..
Fast forward to the next morning, and there I was, walking a bit strange and feeling like I was wearing a big nappy…
I was questioning whether this was actually necessary, as it seemed a bit overkill in my inexperienced mind….
Oh how wrong I was!!!
After getting about half way around the course, let’s just say I was VERY thankful I had my nappy on!
It’s a unique feeling that only men reading will be able to relate to, but all of sudden the padded shorts made absolute perfect sense!
If you relate this to your health & fitness goals, there is a valuable lesson to be learnt:
>Experience leaves clues…..
If you are unsure about how to tackle your goals or have little experience to draw on in the gym, then seeking advice from an experienced professional will help to you to massively enhance your performance and your results.
Don’t be afraid to ask for advice, and don’t be afraid to embrace something new even if it seems strange like wearing a nappy!
That’s all for today, until the next time
Tristan ‘pampers’ Buttle.
P.S – I’ll be back in touch this week, speak soon.
The word ‘lazy’ is often misused and misrepresented…………
There’s a huge misbelief that if somebody doesn’t train, or has stopped training it’s because they are simply ‘lazy’.
I don’t know about you, but when I think of the word lazy, I’m imagining someone who does nothing…….. I’m talking just sits around doing nothing,…..laid on the sofa, all day everyday, basically somebody who lives like everyday is a hangover day…..
I don’t happen to know ANYONE who fits into this category………..
…….…I’m sure there are people like this out there, I’m just saying I don’t know anyone & haven’t dealt with anyone who does literally NOTHING ALL DAY.
In my experience, a huge reason/rational that people give for not going to the gym or not sticking to a routine is a perceived lack of time.
I have trained & have helped some very, very busy people over the year & as I’ve said before, age often presents more responsibility, which again eats away at your precious time….if you let it.
If we consider the following aspects of daily adult life:
>cutting the grass
>being a taxi service to the kids
>getting the kids ready for school
>dealing with moody teenagers
…….all of these commitments add up to provide a quick snapshot of the average adult lifestyle….
Anything but lazy, am I right?!
Due to all of these commitments, your physique and health may suffer/decline………if you let it.
However, this isn’t down to plain old laziness, but often an inability to put yourself first.
Feelings of guilt, coupled with thoughts of ‘I should really be doing something else’ are often reasons why people quit or don’t even get started…..
Putting yourself first is tough, I get it……….
The thing is that it’s often a case of breaking the cycle…
All of the things listed above that stop you from training are all exactly the things that you can handle better from training!
Referring to yourself as lazy or, worse still, being labelled lazy by others & society only compounds the feelings of self doubt and adds pressure to a potentially already pressured lifestyle…it’s a very negative downward spiral…..
If you feel you can relate to what I’m talking about, please believe me when I say you are not lazy & you are not useless or worthless…….you are anything but & the fact that you give so much to so many other areas of your life should be proof enough for you……..
What you do need to do is establish a totally realistic & enjoyable routine, that you CAN stick to, one that allows flexibility, that gives you a ‘plan b’ option and that keeps you inspired & motivated.
I would also add that all this is far easier with the right support from the right people around you. This will help you find your ‘me time’.
Think about what you CAN do, forget what you DID do, or what you USED to do, focus on the now, organise your time, schedule it in like you no doubt do with all other aspects of your life, and stop beating yourself up!
As ever, give me a shout if I can help you out.
That’s all for today, until the next time,
Tristan ‘lazy?’ Buttle.
>Chances are that at some point you have had an argument with your other half?
Did you break up immediately after this one single argument?
>Chances are that at some point you have disagreed with a friend?
Did you immediately sack this friend off and remove them from your life?
>Chances are that at some point you have cracked or damaged your phone?
Did you then throw your phone against the wall, smashing it to pieces?!
>Chances are you have burnt the tea at some point?
Did you then torch the entire kitchen?!
>Chances are that at some point you have had a flat tyre?
Did you then get out the car and slash the other 3 tyres?!
I bet you have been guilty of self-sabotaging when it comes to your goals though?
Eg: you’ve had a long day hectic day, you skip the gym, and by the time you sit down to eat you are tempted by your favourite trigger food…………
And then some….
You eat more, not because you particularly want it, but because you have come this far and the damage is done, so you may as well right?
Diet starts again on Monday? No point starting before is there?
If this happens because it’s just a bad day, that’s fine as nothing, if done in isolation will ruin your progress completely.
However, I invite you to ask yourself if your actions are linked to a lack of self-belief?
Deep down, do you truly believe you can achieve your goals?
If you don’t truly believe in your ability to succeed, you will find and create examples to support your doubts, and you will tell yourself:
>’This won’t work’…
>’I can’t do this’…
>’I’m too busy right now’…
>’I’m just not ready yet’…
>’I’m not good enough’…….
>’I’m useless/I’m lazy’…………..
You are the sum of what you do the most of……………
>One bad day doesn’t have to become a bad week………
>One bad week doesn’t have to become a bad month….
>One bad month doesn’t have to become a bad 3 months……….
Rituals and routines get results………..
Stop giving up on yourself and start believing in yourself,
That’s all for today, until the next time,
Tristan ‘you CAN do this’ Buttle
P.S – sorry I haven’t been in touch recently busy, but happy times.