What is the Best Training and Nutrition Plan?

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There is definitely right and wrong when it comes to training and nutrition. However, the fitness industry is extremely diverse and with so many different training styles and approaches to nutrition one can’t help but ask the question “which approach is the best one”?

The answer is rather simple, the best training style and approach to nutrition is the one that best suits you, your lifestyle and your goals. If you can’t see your self sticking to a certain training and nutrition plan in the long term then it is doomed to fail before you even start. This is one of the reasons that drastic approaches (such as cutting calories to an extremely low level) tend to fail, because they are unenjoyable and more importantly unsustainable.

Regardless of the approach that you choose the most important factor will be consistency. You can have the worlds greatest personal trainer and a nutrition plan that was created and kissed by the gods of gains but if you aren’t disciplined enough to put in work on a daily basis and make the right nutritional choices (most of the time because I’m all about balance and pizza is life) then even the best training and nutritional plan won’t help you achieve your fitness goals.

Train smart, eat well and work hard.

Love
Jay xx

Why Motivation is Overrated

FullSizeRenderDon’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting that the use of motivation when it comes to achieving fitness goals (or any goals for that matter) is a bad thing . Anyone can tell you that motivation is that special ingredient that can transform a dream/goal into reality.

On a good day motivation will help you do whatever, it takes to achieve your goals. However, the problem with motivation is that it is fickle, unreliable and dependent on your mood and feelings. Many people are motivated when they first set a new goal or start a new program however, over time and as soon as obstacles arise or other stress factors affect our ability to train motivation can quickly become useless. A classic example of this is the “new year, new me” trend that sees most people give up on their fitness goals by February. Even the world’s top athletes struggle with motivation.

This is where discipline (which is often overlooked) can play a role in helping us to stay on track to achieving our goals. By building discipline you eliminate the dependence on factors such as your mood and instead give yourself the necessary tools to focus on what you need to do (in order to achieve your goals in the long run) as opposed to what you want to do.

“Only the disciplined are truly free.  The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites, and passions.”  — Stephen Covey

Make sure you’re that you’re not focused solely on motivation and neglecting discipline.

Just some food for thought.

Love

Jay xx