So I had my metabolic fitness test on Wednesday with Laurent Bannock and Lindsay Holden from Guru Performance
I was going to tell you all about it today but I only got the results last night and I need to look at them and interpret them properly before I report back to you. I will do this for Tuesday without fail
In the mean time, I am going to talk about something I have been meaning to mention for a while and just recently I have seen it cropping up quite a lot.
If you have been eating poorly and not been exercising enough there is a fair chance that you have accumulated some extra body fat over the last 3 months, 6 months or a lot longer in many cases. It has taken you this time to get out of shape so it would be unwise to think that you can get in shape overnight.
I often see clients that want results like, yesterday! I admire the goal and determination but you have to be realistic and trust the fact that this can take time. EVERYONE has a different starting point when they embark on any fitness regime so again, its unwise to compare yourself to anyone especially your friends.
Yes, we get some amazing testimonials from people all the time
that train for 6 weeks and the body fat just melts of them and I can see where the frustration lies, but you have no idea where that person is when they enter the gym and you have no idea how their or your body will work and respond to exercise. Every body is completely different. We have different metabolic rates, different skeletal frames and the make up of our muscle fibres and genetics are as individual as our finger prints. Some build muscle quicker than others and some store fat just by thinking about that doughnut.
Have you ever asked yourself what you want….
I mean, what you really, REALLY want?
Tom’s recent blog about the “Why” – why we do what we do, what is our motivation – introduced the concept of being SMART when it comes to goal setting and fitness success; that is, laying out targets that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-based.
People often struggle when it comes to the specifics. Most of us will have some kind of general goal – let’s take the example of “I don’t want to be fat anymore”. Great – we have a starting point. Some of us will work out that in order to achieve this goal, we need to take action – even better. So, we go out and hire awesome guys like Tom and Gav to set us out a plan to get us lean and guarantee fitness success.
So why are clear goals so important?
Is it possible that we do all the right things when it comes to training and nutrition, stress reduction and getting enough sleep, and yet we still do not make the progress we thought we expected?
The mind is a very complex place, there are hundreds of billions of cells up there all working together to keep you upright, breathing, thinking, seeing, and walking.
Then there are those keeping your heart beating, regulating body temperature and sweating if are a little hot, or shifting blood around to the mosts important places if you are getting cold (hence cold fingers) and so much, so much more!
Basically controlling everything we do on a level that is hard to comprehend….
Sometimes we at UCF will work with clients and friends that say straight away to us that they;