I said do NOT do my 12 minute workout
During one of my Skype coaching calls yesterday
We covered so many topics about getting success whatever your
Health goals are that I thought I’d share some of it with you.
We’ll call my client M for this story…
M has done fantastic and what I really loved was that she
Has had a good think about what she wants to achieve.
First she wrote them down…this is great as when you see it in
Black and white, you’re being more specific and have something to
Give you more direction.
And these were simple…but really
Re-educate her palate – so she can really taste
Real food with all the real flavours not fancying
Processed, fake stuff.
She wanted to be able to play tag in the park with her daughter.
She wanted to spend her birthday vouchers on a new wardrobe – but in a size smaller.
She wanted her wedding rings to fit again.
Such simple goals, but so important to her and totally achieveable with
A bit of support and direction.
But she was worried…
You see, M is doing my online weight loss
Program too and she was totally stressing herself out
About not getting the 12 minute workouts done. She couldn’t
Do the morning, afternoon or evening
After running around after all
DON’T DO THEM THEN
That was my feedback…
It could be all well and good for me to say
“You have to do them, that’s the rules.
Get up earlier, go to bed later, just get
it done….it’s only 12 minutes. Anyone can find this”
BUT THAT WOULD HAVE
BEEN THE WORST ADVICE EVER!!
I know full well that life can very often
Get on top of you, and living a healthier
Lifestyle needs to not only be flexible,
but it needs to consider more than just exercise
We need to consider our mindset, our sleep
And our stress levels.
If I went down that military
(And quite frankly – totally wrong)
route then M would have beat herself up
about not getting it done….
Mindset will be negative.
She would have stressed more about getting up earlier….
Cortisol levels through the roof, so increased chance
Of fat storing and
Sleep would have been less, so again hormones would
Be out of sync and you’ll run the risk of more cravings,
Reduced will power, feeling cranky & lethargic and
Again…..reducing chances of success.
So what did I say…
Instead, in the morning
Try to have an
Extra hour in bed if you get the chance.
In the afternoon, go and play in the park with your children
(great for mindset, exercise and de-stressing with
lots of fun)
In the evening have a hot
Bubble bath instead
So that would hopefully cover mindset,
Sleep and stress in addition to exercise.
And the nutrition…
M had it nailed anyway…she’s seen all my recipes and
Had my shopping list
Her fridge was full of clean ingredients and
She had mastered the assembly meals…
If your fridge is full of the right stuff, you can grab, assemble onto
A plate and enjoy.
Ready in seconds
(M was going to have prawns, cherry tomatoes, spinach leaves,
nuts & seeds and a few more chopped up
salad items with a dollop of cottage cheese)
She’s also got my emergency soup
Recipe too for an instant, hot, comforting meal.
Does this crazy, upside down
I HAVEN’T GOT 5 MINUTES TO
MYSELF scenario ring any bells??
If so, then my answers to M are
Hopefully music to your
When making changes to our lifestyle, we want
Yes it’s going to take some hard work and
Mindful decisions initially – but
Don’t beat yourself up.
Do the best you can, follow some
Simple rules and you will get there.
You can do anything!
So I leave you with
This positive daily affirmation:
‘Let go of the worries about things you can’t control;
you can only be responsible for
your own behaviour. When you do your best,
you never lose.
Keep fit & fab
P.s If you want to get totally inspired with
A coaching call with me, email me back and
Lets catch up!