I haven't been myself lately. Y'know that feeling of chasing your tail but never quite catching up with yourself. I've been busy which is great but I have been side tracked and have let silly things get me down.
I fell back into the trap of comparison, that feeling of not being good enough, the self doubt and criticism that can be crippling. It can stop you from being your best you or at least that's what it does to me.
I stopped looking after myself, I stopped training, I stopped eating well and just kept focusing on my next project. I've realised though that I am my next project I have to be. I've changed things around and I have 're organised myself and I am actually looking forward now to a new month with a fresh outlook and new approach.
I've only taken on what I know I can handle so I can give only the best of me instead of spreading myself to thin. I'm excited again even though I have a lot of 'self' work to do I feel like I'm ready and up for the challenge. Being perfect is a figment of your own imagination, I am not perfect nor will I ever be but I am always open and willing to learn and try my best.
Remember that BIG announcement I talked about yesterday and this morning? Well the finishing touches are being made as you read this but if you've been following the past couple of days you'll know that:
1. There are only 98 days left in this year #saywhat#timeflies
2. I still need to accomplish a lot of things that I wanted to get done this year #todolistamilelong
3. I don't want to do it alone because, well, that's boring
SO I came up with this GENIUS idea ⬅️ If I do say so myself 😉 #brushyashouldersoff
Here's what I'm planning.... A weekly email full of 7 things (7 things ➡️ 7 days) that you can do each week to bring more health, wealth, love, and happiness into your life so that when 2018 rolls around you're ready to #carpediem that shit 👊.
_____________________________________________ Each week will be different but you can count on things like:
👉 Healthy Recipes 👉 Home Decor tips and tricks (especially for the holidays 😍) 👉 Fitness tips/workouts/moves to try 👉 Inspirational Quotes/Messages
👉 Book recommendations 👉 Money saving tips 👉 Anything else I stumble upon to share with you all 😉
In an effort to live MY best life I've become a chronic researcher and what better way to put it all to use than share it with you? So if you want in on this wealth of information that I'm about to share drop your email 📧 below 👇 and I will add you to the list!
First email goes out this upcoming Monday.... Don't miss out 😉!
"I gotta testify,
Come up in the spot lookin' extra fly,
Fore the day I die, I'mma touch the sky,
come up in the spot lookin' extra fly
'Fore the day I die, I'mma touch the sky"
#TheLouisVuittonDon 🎧 🌌
Well after a short debate with @thejohnnywalsh earlier as he made his second batch of pancakes for the day 😊, I've concluded I prefer working to a meal plan than deciding my meals on the fly via myfitnesspal. Now of course it's entirely down to personal preference, and I'll certainly use the more unstructured approach during my winter bulk. But could I honestly be dealing with the constant dilemma of what to cook, prep or eat as of a given evening when I'm just starving. No, I adore the consistency of meal plans, I love knowing I have all my shopping done at the start of the week, and knowing what meals lie ahead of me. It ends up making cheat meals a much more enjoyable treat than if I was varying my food every day. Once you can overcome the mindset of eating quite similar foods almost every day and making only minor changes, then staying strict is almost totally effortless. So ultimately the final decision is down to personal preference, and the standard of a proposed meal plan. But find what works best for you and settle on a few set habits and routines that will underscore sensible choices over successive weeks and months for maximum results!
A mean pull session was had today. Was earphones in, world out and weights up! Really loving my programming recently; lotta tempo and execution-focus which is leading to unholy pumps.
On a separate note. I feel that since I've started to 'bulk' I've only gotten leaner? WAT. Doesn't make much sense but regardless I'm not complaining.
Went though some poses earlier to see where I'm at and I'm actually reasonably happy - I still don't feel as comfortable as I'd like (which might sound ridiculous under a video with half my clothes off) but I think I know what needs to be done. Until then, we wait. Peace ✌🏽 -
Current Weight: 85KG (187lbs) Height: 5'10 Age: 22
Sorry for the shit quality. But im having fun with this... Bodyweight loaded on the sled, heavyish kettlebells in hand..... Farmers walk for about 20 to 30 seconds... drop weight drag sled and simulate "finishing" combos and or takedowns.
Fighting through the coward maker known as fatigue.
Today has been a busy one! Finished making my seed power bars with a new recipe I created, went to boxercise this morning and then to weight train tonight at the gym. Also if you visit www.torysstories.com you can read the latest blog post of 10 fall workout outfits! This recipe will be up on the blog shortly! For now you’ll just have to trust me when I say they’re yummy! 😋 #eatclean
Transformation Tuesday. Picture on the left is from a trip to Las Vegas a few years ago, on the right was a couple of nights ago in Puerto Banus 🇪🇸
The holiday in Spain is almost over. I have enjoyed myself and allowed myself nice meals out and drinks a good few of the evenings. But I have also pushed hard in the gym. I'll be back on my plan first thing on Thursday morning. I will have put on a couple of pounds whilst away but nothing I can't quickly get rid of 👍
Tuesday Tip Of The Week
Kipping Bar Muscle Up (CHICKEN WING)
Bar muscle ups are performed with the dreaded 'chicken wing' all to often.
Struggling with asymmetry of the shoulder/wrist turn over in the kipping muscle up?
Often it's the small details which need to be focused on. I have always foubd this drill to help with getting the athlete/member to feel how the wrists and shoulder feel in the transition.
In a push up position
1. Lower yourself to chest just off ground
2. Keeping tight slowly rock forward until you reach end range
3. Making shower shoulders and wrists stay in line
4. Perform 4-5 sets of 6-10 reps before your main BMU work
Side Note: These are difficult enough that they should not be performed by an inexperienced individual
Short Video coming up on what grip to use.
Leap like a frog 🐸🐸 few of my faves today, squats (1x2@60kg, 1x2@70kg, 1x2 @75kg & 6x4 @80kg (video) prob went a little too light with these but it was still rough (my poor legs) & 10 emom Power cleans & jerks 💪🏻& a bit of accessory work! I'll sleep tonight for sure 😅 @prodigybarbell @ark_lifestyle
When your family gets takeaway and you're trying to be good but now @britishbakeoff is on the telly and now I want cake 😫😭🍩🍰anyway this was organic gluten free brown rice pasta, @greatfooduk falafels, veggies and butter beans in a homemade tomato sauce with garlic, oregano, salt and pepper, and some avocado ☺#organic#glutenfree#homemade#pasta#veggies#fitfam#instagood
Two weeks today is World Mental Health Day 2017........but in reality, every day should be World Mental Health Day. If you're struggling, stay strong because it will pass. It always does. #YouAreNotAlone
My weakest part of my body has always been my legs.
I've never been able to build big legs so i thought 👈👈👈👈👈👈👈👈 A quick change up on my new programme and a few new tricks and my legs seem to be responding very well.
The photo on the left was taken last week and the photo on the right was taken today 🤳🤳🤳🤳
And thats a wrap for another day...
An awesome group to finish off a great day of coaching, The whole show was on mightly form tonight. .
Its working with people like this who make us love our job so much!!
Driven By PASSION | Powered By PERFORMANCE
Still working on my weak points which is my legs so it calls for squats squats and more squats. I have found over the years you want your legs to actually grow the only way to do it is with heavy squats. When I started I would ignore squats due to my hip and spine issues. But I realised my legs just weren't growing without squats. So I lowered the weight and focused on getting the form right even with my mobility issues. Then my legs starting growing. There not any where near I would like them to be but there getting there 💪