Getting in shape is EASY
Right, I could ruffle a few feathers with that line but hear me out
I have a secret for you,
Back about 4 years ago when I headed to Dublin to do a Personal Trainer course
It’s safe to say I knew jack s*** about strength training, body composition training, getting lean or healthy eating…
I was hurling with Galway at the time so I guess I knew a bit in terms of how to look after myself
But in my time in Dublin (6 weeks) I ended up in the best shape I’d ever been in
But here is the Kicker
It was TOTALLY accidental
I didn’t plan on getting ripped
I was just there to do a course!!!!
in fact, I’ll let you in on another secret
I’ve failed NUMEROUS times to get my body fat low enough to get a 6 pack
So what changed?
for a start I DIDN’T commit to getting a 6 pack
I committed to something DIFFERENT
and this is CRAZY simple
I committed to TRAINING 5 days a week.
We had to on our course anyway,
Because in this place it was practical based from day 1
and I committed to just eating better
Sean our course director told us from day 1 not to be rocking into his gym
With chicken rolls and crisps and other crap
He laid it on the line for us
In other places trainee PT’s could head to Maccy D’s for lunch
But here, NO WAY
I remember one day early in the course when Sean
Went through me for a short cut when he saw me eating
White bread sandwiches….. Lesson Learnt!!!
Everyday we trained and every day I watched what I ate
Not obsessive or anything because I had plenty free reign too at week ends
Or nights I stayed in Dublin and ate out
So it didn’t feel like punishment
because the truth is? Punishment leads to failure in the long term
coupled with the accountabilty of training for hurling,
I was in great shape without even thinking I was doing a ‘PROGRAM’ or ‘DIET’
Whats this got to do with you?
Complex fitness routines, diets and confusing conversations are for everyone else.
Just make a start, don't try and turn your world upside down all at once.
Start, take small steps and be consistent.
Move more, Eat better, and enjoy life.
that could mean forking out a few quid especially if you want proper coaching
And programming like you get in my gym, but this is also important,
The thing though that made it REAL EASY was the fact that I wasn’t alone
I had people on the journey with me..
If getting into shape is your goal, then know that there are people that can help
and they're are tonnes of people in the same boat - Me Included...
Why not reach out and get some advice…
It doesn’t matter what category you think you belong to (categorys don’t exist)
My mate Jason Kane summed up getting fit really simply one day at an
event we were at in Dublin
He said for most people getting a bit fitter and loosing some fat is the goal.
That means sweat 3/4 times a week and eat a little less.
In a nutshell that's it!!!