Improve the next 12 hours of your life…………………….

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When we talk about the effects of training, we can all be guilty of becoming focused on ultimately one thing: changing how we LOOK.

However, today I wish to quickly encourage you to consider the other factors involved in training with particular focus on changing how you FEEL, not just how you LOOK.

Let’s have a simple look at the effect that physical activity has on your brain, with particular reference to your mood……….

When you exercise or participate in regular physical activity (the key being on the word regular) your body will release chemicals called Endorphins.

Here’s the science bit, I’ll keep it quick because it’s the weekend…………..

Endorphins are neurotransmitters which pass along signals from one neuron to another. They are made in the pituitary gland, sections of the spinal cord, and the brain.

They mainly interact with the receptors in cells in the region of your brain that can block pain and control emotion, by having an analgesic effect, in turn helping you to combat potential stress.

Accordingly to one study (university of Vermont, USA) a mere 20 minute session can be enough to elevate your mood for up to 12 hours!

In some cases exercise has been proven to be as effective as medication for treating depression.

> Imagine how you would benefit in ALL aspects of your own life if your mood was lifted for the next 12 hours?

> What would you tackle differently?

> How would you and others around you benefit?

> Would you see things differently?

> Would others see you differently?

Depression & mood swings can very often be linked to feelings of not having control in life. If an individual starts to take control of their body, they may in turn start to control other aspects of their live.

It would be completely wrong of me to suggest that exercise can solve or cure all things to all people, as we are all very complicated individuals.

However, what I am suggesting is that by starting with small regular bouts of physical activity you certainly begin to elevate your mindset to a greater place to help you tackle any issues in your way.

That’s all for today, until the next time,

Tristan ’12 hours’ Buttle.

P.S – If you are unsure about how to get started, give me a shout.

Christmas Shopping -HELP!

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Christmas Shopping……….

There I was…. wandering around the shop aimlessly

……..trying to find what I was looking for…

No joy……

I popped into town last week to get a gift for someone, but couldn’t find it anywhere in the shop!

I didn’t even know where to start……

So I asked the first shop assistant I saw….she didn’t know, but she suggested another girl may know……

Still no joy……

So girl 2, asked girl 3 &……….SUCCESS!

Hallelujah, a Christmas miracle!!

My point today is that you get where you want to be far quicker by simply asking the right person the right questions……

If you don’t know the answers (like girl 1 & girl 2), that’s ok, you just need to find somebody that does!

I could of spent/wasted far more of my time attempting to find what I was looking for and I may or may not have got there eventually but what’s the point when I can accelerate the results by getting advice & seeking the right person to help me?

This is EXACTLY the same with your health & fitness goals.

You are NOT expected to know all the answers, you just need to ask the right questions…

That’s all for today, until the next time,

Tristan ‘sign me up to amazon prime’ Buttle

P.S – it’s always better to confidently not know something, than to under confidently try to know something………

What’s the best way to lose weight?

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What is the best way to lose weight?

> What is the best ‘diet’ for me?

> How can I lose this (whilst pointing to their stomach area)?

> What is the best supplement to take?

These are all very common questions I get asked regularly….

I get why people may ask these questions and it makes perfect sense, however are these actually the right questions they should be asking?

Theoretically, losing weight is easy… a calorie deficit must be created and you need to train with intensity and consistency whilst getting enough quality sleep.

Unfortunately, all too often individuals attempt extreme measures to get results

However, if the plan isn’t sustainable long-term (key words) and the weight loss cannot be regulated or maintained, the individual often finds themselves right back where they started.

Why is this?

By only focusing on the simple questions such as ‘how do I lose weight?’ you are not addressing the real underlying issues.

You should be asking yourself the following:

‘How have I got to the point where I feel I need to lose weight’?

‘What has led me down this path’?

‘What has changed in my life that has contributed to me being in my current situation regarding my health & fitness’?

‘What lifestyle choices can I make to stop this happening again’?

‘How can I reduce stress in my life’?

‘What can I delegate to others to help me’?

By doing this you can start to analyse yourself and start to create small realistic changes that you CAN stick to.

I have some questions for you that will help:

> Are you boozing too much?

> Are you getting enough sleep?

> Are you eating too much?

> Are you not eating enough?

> Do you have ANY idea how many calories you are eating on daily basis?

> Are you surrounded by negative or positive influences?

> Are you consistent in your actions?

> Are you training with the correct intensity?

> When did you last change your program/routine?

By asking yourself the right questions you can start to resolve the areas that are specific to you as an individual.

You need to create change that is sustainable and realistic on a long term basis and you can only doing this by creating new habits.

That’s all for today, until the next time,

Tristan ‘questions are the answers you might need’ Buttle.

P.S – one last piece of advice – the best program for YOU is the one that YOU will stick to……I’ve never known ANYONE get results in or out of the gym without consistency.

The majority are wrong…………

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I’ve worked in the fitness industry a long time, I’ve clocked over 17 years of experience & over the last few years I’ve seen a HUGE shift in the state of things…..

The internet, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram are all FULL of gyms & personal trainers all promising you the answers to your goals.

The fitness industry is truly MASSIVE now, with more gyms, more trainers, more internet gurus, more nutritionists, more ‘diet’ plans, more of everything…however despite all of this, the industry is FAILING…….

Why?

People in this country are sicker then ever before, obesity rates are higher than ever, and the total amount of the UK population who are members of gyms clocks in at only 13%……

My advice to you is to NOT do what the majority are doing, because the majority are WRONG…

From my experience, here is my advice on what I think you should avoid:

>Any program that gets you ‘shredded or blitzed’ in a definite amount of time, but leaves you going STRAIGHT back to your old ways & habits….often feeling even worse about yourself.

>Ladies –please avoid ANY program/routine that uses the word ‘skinny’ in a complimentary manner.

>Any program/routine where you are NOT encouraged/motivated to change ANY part of your eating patterns/habits, unless of course your habits are already perfect?

>Any program that SOLELY focuses on total body weight ONLY. This is a factor but is not the ONLY factor when getting in shape, composition is the key.

>A system that replaces food with liquid (shakes)…. Post workout shakes are an exception for some people in a supplementary manner, but replacing actual meals with shakes does NOTHING to change your relationship with food.

>Unless you are actually stepping on a competitive bodybuilding stage, the need to eat like you are isn’t necessary, so any program that encourages you to live SOLELY off chicken & broccoli multiple times EVERY DAY should BE avoided……

>ANYTHING that claims the answer is in a PILL!!

>Any trainer that CONTINUALLY boasts about their clients being sick through training!

I could honestly rant all day about this; it’s very close to my heart.

I’m passionate about this because I’ve seen good people with great intentions make bad decisions & choices due to false hope. This leaves them feeling even more fed up, angry, and depressed……….

…………Please don’t be one of these people.

……….take the time to research what is right for YOU…

YOU are individual and your routine/program should reflect YOUR needs…

You need a realistic program that YOU can stick to…

It’s confusing; I get it, that’s why I’m here to help……

You are not supposed to know the answers; you just need to ask the right questions to the right people……

That’s all for today, until the next time,

Tristan ‘turned into a bit of a rant’ Buttle.

P.S – nothing today, I’ve ranted enough!

If you play by the same hand……..

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If you play by the same hand, how will you find something new?

Now I’m the first to admit, change can be very off putting.

I often cite 2014 as a year when my life was nothing but change, & it was very tough at times.

During that time I lost focus, lost direction, questioned myself, even partly lost sight of who I am along the way…

Does any of this sound familiar to you? Have you ever felt like this?

………when you KNOW that you can’t keep doing the same thing and you HAVE to change?

BUT the change is scary isn’t it?

It can be hard to embrace the new… I get it.

I can throw a million clichés at you; I can tell you that it gets easier with time or that you will adjust, etc. etc.…..

We’ve all seen the countless motivational quotes plastered all over Facebook & Instagram…..

> They are all well & good, but do they actually have an impact?

> Do they actually help you?

What I invite you to do is focus on what is wrong right now….now focus on the pain of remaining the same…..

> If you DON’T change, what will happen?

> Where will your current pathways lead you?

Rather than just ‘thinking positively’, consider the consequences of NOT changing….

Only when the pain of remaining the same far outweighs the pain of change can we can start to move forward and embrace the change……..

That’s all for today, until the next time,

Tristan ‘SOOOOOOOOOOOO much happier now’ Buttle.

P.S –Trust me when I say you CAN make change, & you CAN move forward……..and that I will help you as much I can…your current situation doesn’t have to be your story.

P.P.S – Sorry I haven’t been in touch as much recently, you’ll be hearing from me again soon.

A quick lesson from the Liam Gallagher haters……

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A quick lesson from the Liam Gallagher haters…………
Liam Gallagher has been in the press this week and all over social media….

Liam was in attendance at the premiere of the oasis documentary ‘supersonic’ which charts the rise of the band from playing at local pubs to 2 or 3 people, to selling out knebworth hall to an audience of over 250,000 people over a two night event, all of which was achieved in under 3 years……

The announcement of Liam’s attendance and the absence of his brother Noel, caused obvious controversy……

All of which was soaked up by the press who were all capitalising on Liam ‘being Liam’….

However none of this was going to stop good old Gallagher junior and he addressed the press & interviewers in his typical manner and proceeded to do what he does……………..

Social media had a ball with his interviews….

The response and reaction of most opinions & comments I noted were pretty negative….

>’he’s so arrogant’.

>’he thinks he’s god’.

>’he’s a has been’.

>etc.

>etc.

I’m only quoting the polite stuff………..

Now, this isn’t about my personal feelings towards Liam or his music, I merely want to ask these people:

‘WHAT DID YOU EXPECT’?!

He has a VERY longstanding history of notorious, erratic, uncompromising, & controversial behaviour…this is the guy who has compared himself to figures such as Elvis & John Lennon….alongside often describing his own performances as ‘godlike’ or ‘biblical’…….

He simply is who he is, rightly or wrongly………….

I personally wouldn’t sit & watch or read ANY interview with any artist who I didn’t like!

Relating this to you & your goals, this is the equivalent to knowing you hate dancing, particularly Latin style dancing, and attending a Zumba class!! Then upon doing so, proceeding to tell everyone how much you hate Latin dancing…………

or hating cycling and attending a spin class!

You are never going to like it, and that’s ok, just don’t let it fuel your negativity, don’t let it take over.

We are all entitled to our opinions, I have an opinion on everything, but just don’t let it eat away at you.

Don’t waste your precious time on hating anything. I know first hand this can be far easier said than done, one thing I’m telling myself more often is:

‘If you don’t like something, change the channel.’

YOU need to decide what channel is right for YOU.

Until the next time,

Tristan ‘im feeling supersonic’ Buttle.

p.s -what’s your fav oasis tune?
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Does your ‘diet start again tomorrow’?

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Does your ‘diet start again tomorrow’?

In your mind, have you been ‘bad’ or ‘fallen off the wagon’ this weekend?

Starting tomorrow, is this week going to be different?

> What changes are you going to make?

> Most importantly, what changes are you going to be able to stick to?

How is this week going to be TRULY different to any other week?

What action can you take to put yourself one step closer to achieving your goals?

Consider this, what is greater?

The pain of change?
OR
The pain of remaining the same?

What will happen if you don’t change?

Why not make this week truly different?

Trust me when I say you CAN change.

That’s all for today, until the next time.

Tristan ‘believe in yourself’ Buttle.

P.S – doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will…………………