🤸♀️Don’t try and throw in a cartwheel when you’re running from a Lion 🦁
It’s time for novelty to make way (as it always does) for the basics again…
The simple principle based approaches ALWAYS REIGN SUPREME!
A few people have reached out to me recently telling me they’re feeling pretty rubbish and need routine!
And that doesn’t make them feel good, especially when they’re actually looking to feel better!
This is no attack, we are all feeling the circumstance. Everybody is. Including me.
And firstly, just to say I get it, and if you’re feeling desperate please get in touch, I will answer ❤️
(If there ever was any) the novelty has gone now.
Metaphorically the lion is the virus and ‘cart wheeler’ the human that might find a re-alignment in their lifestyle would serve them better.
Here’s what I have…
It takes ENERGY to be positive! You’ll see from my posts on social media recently that I believe energy and time is more valuable than any currency, in fact this is our greatest OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW!!
If your low on energy reserves you soon find out how much of a ‘downer’ things become. (Try not sleeping a couple days and assessing your world view to test that. I JEST…. don’t do that)
How do you get the energy to be positive, when so many things around you feel so uncertain??
Well it takes some awareness to get the ball rolling and a lot of people I work with get so much more energy than they had before they actually can’t believe where they ‘were’.
But here’s the 4 step approach we coach EVERY TIME.
1- Eat real food. If it isn’t in (or as close as is sensible) to its natural form – don’t eat it. It just adds (more) stress to your body to try and process it, eliminate it etc… that stress is going to take pretty much all of your energy from you. Probably more than you have to cope right now! WINE, BEER, NUTELLA, BREAD…… that won’t make you feel better, or help you shed unwanted fat….. that just masks a problem! STOP doing that!
Try living off vegetables, fruit, decent cuts of meat, fish, eggs, nuts seeds, herbs and spices for the next couple of days and see how that works out for you.
2- Move. Here’s the deal – the lower the intensity -the longer you have to do it for. If walking is your movement medicine of choice. Fine. But you need a couple of hours of it and at least get a bit of heart rate going too. Next time you feel the low, try and move AS SOON as you can. Typically tired people question movement as an ‘energy provider’, until they actually do it! And find themselves feeling more of a buzz than any caffeine hit they’ve had (or otherwise)
3- Drink water. Not lucozade, not diet cherryade, not red bull, not Fantaf**king lime light with ice cubes and straw in it, not endless tea and coffee (a couple a day can be ok)- H2O – 2 litres a day and if your drinking these other things (good luck) but also you’ll need MORE water to at least try and dilute them.
4- STOP doing things that are the cause of the complaint. I’m all for party’s and a good time and I’ve done holidays and nights out I’ll never forget, mainly off the cuff spontaneous trips with rugby involved. And there’s plenty more to come 🙂. But I keep my garden watered, nourished and in check at least 80% of the time, so it can handle a party from time to time and live strongly enough to tell the tales.
If your drinking alcohol most days, eating fast food mcnuggets, overindulging in nonsense. Your ‘joy’ is your your pain. Chances are you’re getting more of the pain than the joy.
You either have to take them both and stop complaining anout it OR start cutting it out! Tough love that one (I still love you whatever you choose of course, it’s not a judgement it’s just a choice)
If you do the above it’s guaranteed path to feeling more positive. You’re energy will be strong and your feelings calmer.
I practice all of this myself. I’ve worked with THOUSANDS of people to help with all 4 of these shifts for nearly 13 years!
You do have to start from where you are, be courageous, put one foot in front of the other AND be very patient, forgiving and compassionate with yourself.
BUT you do have to start!!!
And RIGHT NOW IS the time to start. Mother Nature is teaching us a painful lesson of who the boss really is.
For many the start stop cycle has gotten too much in their life and they need a ‘commitment device’ that obligates them to actually do what they KNOW, they need to do.
This is what we do at Blast Fitness Camps and Matt Luxton Health and Fitness.
We are committed and hold ourselves responsible for YOU changing.
With a whole, systematic, holistic, healthy approach.
If you need that kind of commitment device right now to ‘transform’ and to put positivity back in where you can’t currently find it.
Drop us a message (email@example.com) and I can have a chat with you about the 28 Day Programme or something more bespoke for you if we think that is BEST for you.
We have 8 places for women and 8 places for men starting Monday 20th April.
Owner of MattLuxtonHealthandFitness & The Tamar Performance Centre
Voted Cornwall’s Best Fitness Instructor 2016
Voted The UK’s Most Innovative Fitness Entrepreneur 2012
International Best Selling Author of The Fad Free Fitness Formula
Author of The Hot to Trot Cook Book and The Equestrian Athlete Plan
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