Being in a regular gym where there are a multitude of different disciplines, fitness based, strength based, aesthetics and body image based, weight loss based, I have started to lose focus on what really matters to me and my style of training.
I’m way more impressed at what you can do rather then how you look, your work ethic over your body fat percentage and your consistency to show up over your post training selfie.
My challenge to you is this, change your mindset and your goal from something aesthetics based(how you look), to something performance based, trying to get a first pull up, hitting a body weight squat, running 2km without stopping!
Our body can change more then once in a day, go to the toilet and you might weigh less and look leaner. But your performance based goals only go either forward or backwards with the amount of effort and consistency your willing to put in, there is no other variables that really get in the way!
By doing this I guarantee the following things will happen, you will be more motivated to train because you have something your working towards, you have a better relationship with food and your food is now fuelling your training to achieve your goals and not making you think your “fatter”. Your mindset improves because now it’s less about how you look and more about what you can do and that’s fucking awesome, aesthetics will be the result of you working hard, bodies adapt to your training style and environment, in other words you will look good without focusing on that!
Here’s to all you badass peeps who are chasing the fuck out of performance based goals!