Going all out on Valentines Day

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‘Don’t worry about it’…….

That’s what I told him…..

It was my reply to a question about coconut oil & its health properties….now before we go any further, let me explain myself………

I see many people (too many people in fact) sweating & worrying over what I consider to be the small stuff….

>Should I switch to coconut oil?

>Should I drink green tea?

>Should I only drink bottled water?

>Should I take supplements?

>Should I go gluten free?

The list goes on……………………..

Now whilst there’s an argument/health benefit to all of the above & all have their case & application for certain people, but only if (and it’s a big, huge ‘if’) lifestyle supports these choices…

So if you happen to be someone who is stressed out, not getting enough sleep, with a diet that lacks sufficient protein, you have no idea how many calories you consume, & you struggle to plan past your next meal, then I would suggest not sweating the small stuff, like whether to switch to coconut oil or not…..

There’s a lot more you can do that will give you FAR greater results & FAR greater change……

Nail the basics first, get consistent in your approach, then add in simple ‘finer details’ as you progress….

Not mastering the basics first but sweating over coconut oil (or other smaller details) is like ignoring your partner all year round, forgetting their birthday, but then going all out on Valentines Day!!

Trust me when I say you can make change with simple, realistic, & consistent steps.

As ever, if you need anything give me a shout

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

Tristan ‘I’ve never actually forgot anyone’s birthday’ Buttle.

P.S – Honest…… 

 

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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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.