My #mondaymotivation comes from this guy right here. He has just become the first person ever to finish a 157 day swim around the entire coast of Great Britain, broken numerous world records, eaten unimaginable amounts of bananas and faced off against swarms of jellyfish. If this man isn’t the epitome of hard work and determination, I don’t know what is. Well done @rossedgley, you’re an absolute hero! “Be naive enough to start, but stubborn enough to finish” - Ross Edgley #GreatBritishSwim
It’s easy for me to preach energy in vs energy out when it comes to fat loss, as I’m happy with my current body composition. But it hasn’t always been that way. It’s taken me a long time to build up the discipline and knowledge to incorporate a healthy relationship with food in to my everyday lifestyle. I’ve been at the other end of an unhealthy relationship with food. I binge ate regularly. I ate because I was bored. I ate as an emotional response. But none of this made me feel better. In fact I felt worse! The more I ate, the more body fat I gained - leading to a vicious eating cycle. One thing I always encourage my clients to identify, is what their relationship with food is like. Once you start understanding why you’re over consuming, it’s a simple step up towards finding a way of correcting your energy balance. I’m NEVER restrictive when it comes to advising people how and what they should be eating - demonising specific foods is a huge issue within this industry as it is. Eat a varied diet that you enjoy and can adhere to, and fat loss is simple. I’ll never say it’s easy, but it is simple.
Achieving what you want is not as complicated as you think. Stick to the basics and be consistent - jumping from one overly complicated fitness trend to another will not achieve anything but disappointment. With the right support network and work ethic you can be the healthiest, fittest and most importantly happiest version you.
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Still in a human biology based mindset for my @macnutrition nutrition course and I came across this very appropriate Halloween themed biology humour 😏 #dadjokes
Train so hard you even struggle to flex on a Friday! 😅🦁
Hitting you with some honesty from last October for #throwbackthursday. You’ve all seen these posts before from other members of the fitness industry - and I love them. Yes, most (if not all) of my photos on social media show me flexing, posing, getting lucky with some lighting or are just simply heavily edited and filtered. The same goes for pretty much everyone. There is nothing wrong with that at all - mostly because I know I worked damn hard to get where I am today when it comes to my physique and fitness, so why wouldn’t I show that off in the best possible way? But what I never forget is the mistakes I’ve learned from and the little reminders I carry with me every day. See my stomach? That’s excessive loose skin from when I was massively overweight. Is it easy to see on a day to day basis? Nope. In fact you can only really see it in action shot freeze frames like this. Does it effect my training and performance? Hell no. But there’ll be times when I catch myself off guard in the mirror and catch a glimpse of it, or the tiny stretch marks on the inside of my arms where my biceps have grown, and I know I’ve achieved something. Nobody is perfect. Nobody will ever be perfect. Be the healthiest and happiest version of you that you can be without comparing yourself to others. Be proud of what you’ve achieved and strive your hardest to achieve what you haven’t already. Gurning face optional 😜
Light Sunday pull sesh ticked off. Keeping the weights light and focusing on mind-muscle connection today, after all sundays are the day of rest right?! 😅
Had an absolute blast today taking part in the #muddydogchallenge for @battersea! Definitely be doing it next year! Thank you so much to everyone who donated, it’s appreciated more than you know!
Something a little different for #throwbackthursday! A little then and now comparison of Leia back when she was a nervous little street dog in Greece, to now the best cardio partner a guy could ask for! 🐺
My reaction when people ask me if they have to go low carb to lose body fat.