I wrote yesterday about resetting and the two options you have. Today I want to talk a little bit about controlling outcomes. You see, you can only control certain aspects of your life, and many are out of your control. The pandemic, out of your control. What you do with exercise and nutrition during the pandemic, within your control.
I was having a conversation about my exercise routine lately, and I wanted to let you know a little about what I’ve been doing. You see, we all do it. We all get down and let ourselves go sometimes. There’s usually a trigger. Mine was my back injury. If you don’t know I injured my back hanging a stupid TV on the wall in the gym. That injury had me down where I couldn’t exercise for like 12 weeks. All I could was sit in the sauna. I couldn’t even put weight on my left leg for a few months, and had to sit alot to keep pressure off of it. I got down on myself bad. I was a little depressed. I let my nutrition go. It was not a good situation. Then I gained 20+ lbs of fat. As a fitness professional this is not a good place to be, but there it was. I could’ve controlled the factors of nutrition etc but I didn’t. I let it all go.
Again, we all do that from time to time.
Then I decided to make a change. Once I could move again, I made sure I did. I dialed in my nutrition and have worked out consistently. In the last 12 weeks, I’ve had 4 cheat meals, and I’ve worked out at least 5 days a week for those 12 weeks.
I decided to control the factors I could control and it’s paid off big time. I’m down 24lbs of fat and my fitness is going back up. My back is getting stronger by the day, and my pain is mostly gone. There are still come things I can’t do due to my back, but I’m hoping they’ll come back soon.
I have a plan that is taking me to Christmas. I’ll be dialed in. Are you dialed in? Are you executing a plan? Do you need help?
Let me know.