Personal Trainer Exeter Back Pain ReBoot – Day 4: How Mental Are Your Actions?

So as you should now get the hang of this AM and Pm gig, yep more breathing!
We add more in as the program goes on but if you can’t breath well on a basic physiology level the brain thinks it’s dying and will compensate everywhere = more back pain and less fat burning so nail this breathing practice ok!!
Your midday mental exercise (ok or whenever you schedule it into your diary is to look at your actions and behaviors, like you did with the environment.
personal trainer exeter going mental

Stop giving yourself a headache!

Thinking about why you signed up (back pain, fat loss, life transformation, etc…) Look at what actions you take daily and ask the following:
  • Does this help or hinder my progress?
  • How does this take me towards what I want to do?
  • What should I do instead?
Oh and remember….
Write this down!
David ‘Mental Actions’ Elcoate

Personal Trainer Exeter On Why Your Perspective is Keeping You Fat And In Pain!

I published this a few months ago but I thought it was important to share again!

 

Yeah I know the title is shocking and horrible, etc, etc, etc….. it is one of the most important posts i will ever publish as this controls everything in your mind and brain, EVERYTHING!!!!

 

Now I will be upfront this post is likely to be rude, offensive and contain bad language, if this offends, please STOP READING NOW!! If you can handle some good ol’ johnny bluntness then READ ON!

 

I am reminded of the image below whenever I am talking to people about perspective…..

(c) quoteimg.com – Winston Churchill

 

Look at some point someone has gotten fat and also had a similar if not the same injury you have, some have spiraled down into negativity, shame and eventually depression. While others have broke free, let go of their shackles and moved forwards in spite of the perceived limitations (key word that perceived).

 

The key difference is perspective, this to me is defined as the way you look at the world (including spirituality, identity, values, beliefs, actions, habits). This combined based on who you chose to be, what you value and believe and past experience vs predicted future outcome is what gives you your perspective out look on the world.

 

See all of this is giant melting pot of “STUFF” that shapes your choices in response to the outcome you want. if your lenses are slightly tinted (re-read as negative as F**K) the chances are you see the world in a darker light and respond accordingly, this create undesirable actions which in turn creates an undesirable outcome which further reinforces the C.R.A.P. (Completely Rubbish And Pointless) perspective.

 

On the other side of the equation if you have rose tinted glasses, you have a happier outlook on the outcome, you respond in a happier way and make more productive choices, which influences your actions to create a more productive out come. Now I am not saying you should have rose tinted glasses all the time, sorry but bad shit sometimes happens to good people (sorry ra ra happy clappy people it does, no one will ever convince me that a child chooses to have cancer, fuck your spiritual intentions).

 

Yes I don’t believe the world to look like this —–>

(c) BBC

BLEEEEERRRGH!

 

I am also aware that our perspective controls everything so if we can’t be to miserable or too happy (wtf), then what are we supposed to do, especially when you hate what is staring at you in the mirror and how much pain you are currently in?

 

Well what about this, adopting a plan for the worst but expect the best! Imaging if you set a goal for reducing your back pain by 50% in 6 months and dropping a clothing size too. Awesome goal so what next?

 

Well what happens if you don’t achieve it – er i simply change the amounts and / or the time frames so I go reduce by 25%, drop a dress size in 12 months, simple. I then continue to reassess until I succeed and then increase the goal appropriately.

 

Also what about your top 3 things that will threaten your ability to succeed and what will you do when they occur? Not i say when, not if, this is real life,  to borrow from Forest Gump “it happens….”

 

1. Partner time – get them to train with me, schedule time when I know he/she will be at work.

2. Work – schedule small times around days I know i am not as busy, also have a home based plan in case I can’t make it to the gym.

3.Family – have small days around family time so that doesn’t get interrupted, get up earlier, have home based plan too.

 

Now you have plans in place and contingencies, you have acknowledged that things can go wrong, but you now don’t have to dwell on the “ah but what if” and “this won’t work” voices (tell it to politely fuck off), you can focus on the positive side of looking at the opportunity to achieve your goal knowing you have plans to turn each negative into an opportunity!

 

If you would like to have a deeper understanding as to how your values, beliefs and identity and be changed to shift your perspective to eliminate your back pain and drop that stubborn fat for good then apply for your FREE transformation session HERE.

 

Let me know in the comments section how you get on with planning your new perspective.

 

David

Personal Trainer Exeter

Personal Trainer Exeter On Why Your Perspective is Keeping You Fat And In Pain!

Yeah I know the title is shocking and horrible, etc, etc, etc….. it is one of the most important posts i will ever publish as this controls everything in your mind and brain, EVERYTHING!!!!

Now I will be upfront this post is likely to be rude, offensive and contain bad language, if this offends, please STOP READING NOW!! If you can handle some good ol’ johnny bluntness then READ ON!

I am reminded of the image below whenever I am talking to people about perspective…..

(c) quoteimg.com – Winston Churchill

Look at some point someone has gotten fat and also had a similar if not the same injury you have, some have spiraled down into negativity, shame and eventually depression. While others have broke free, let go of their shackles and moved forwards in spite of the perceived limitations (key word that perceived).

The key difference is perspective, this to me is defined as the way you look at the world (including spirituality, identity, values, beliefs, actions, habits). This combined based on who you chose to be, what you value and believe and past experience vs predicted future outcome is what gives you your perspective out look on the world.

See all of this is giant melting pot of “STUFF” that shapes your choices in response to the outcome you want. if your lenses are slightly tinted (re-read as negative as F**K) the chances are you see the world in a darker light and respond accordingly, this create undesirable actions which in turn creates an undesirable outcome which further reinforces the C.R.A.P. (Completely Rubbish And Pointless) perspective.

On the other side of the equation if you have rose tinted glasses, you have a happier outlook on the outcome, you respond in a happier way and make more productive choices, which influences your actions to create a more productive out come. Now I am not saying you should have rose tinted glasses all the time, sorry but bad shit sometimes happens to good people (sorry ra ra happy clappy people it does, no one will ever convince me that a child chooses to have cancer, fuck your spiritual intentions).

Yes I don’t believe the world to look like this —–>

(c) BBC

BLEEEEERRRGH!

I am also aware that our perspective controls everything so if we can’t be to miserable or too happy (wtf), then what are we supposed to do, especially when you hate what is staring at you in the mirror and how much pain you are currently in?

Well what about this, adopting a plan for the worst but expect the best! Imaging if you set a goal for reducing your back pain by 50% in 6 months and dropping a clothing size too. Awesome goal so what next?

Well what happens if you don’t achieve it – er i simply change the amounts and / or the time frames so I go reduce by 25%, drop a dress size in 12 months, simple. I then continue to reassess until I succeed and then increase the goal appropriately.

Also what about your top 3 things that will threaten your ability to succeed and what will you do when they occur? Not i say when, not if, this is real life,  to borrow from Forest Gump “it happens….”

1. Partner time – get them to train with me, schedule time when I know he/she will be at work.

2. Work – schedule small times around days I know i am not as busy, also have a home based plan in case I can’t make it to the gym.

3.Family – have small days around family time so that doesn’t get interrupted, get up earlier, have home based plan too.

Now you have plans in place and contingencies, you have acknowledged that things can go wrong, but you now don’t have to dwell on the “ah but what if” and “this won’t work” voices (tell it to politely fuck off), you can focus on the positive side of looking at the opportunity to achieve your goal knowing you have plans to turn each negative into an opportunity!

If you would like to have a deeper understanding as to how your values, beliefs and identity and be changed to shift your perspective to eliminate your back pain and drop that stubborn fat for good then apply for your FREE transformation session HERE.

Let me know in the comments section how you get on with planning your new perspective.

David

Personal Trainer Exeter

Personal Trainer Exeter Client Deadlift Video.

Awesome video from one of my Personal Trainer clients in Exeter, Devon, well done Jackie.

If you want to experience what it can be like to live pain free and drop body fat within a week then head to Reboot Personal Training to claim your 1-week trial.

David

Personal Trainer Exeter On How Kleptomania Is Running Your fat Loss And Why Simple Shit Works Consistently!

Hey guys,

 

The post from Personal Trainer Exeter today is inspired by something I saw posted on Facebook by a coach i respect and admire (Kevin Nations – the original is here)

In it he mentions a laptop (a Google Chrome book) that although isn’t as nice as his ipad, it gets the job done. The job in this case is being able to connect to the internet anywhere at any time via any means necessary.

 

 

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Now in this instance the Chromebook is almost 25% of the price of the mac book, doesn’t look as slick yet it connects anywhere, any time via any means necessary, basically it fulfils what the original intention is!

 

Now sometimes in life we get caught up in “magpie syndrome” (kind of like Kleptomaniacs but no stealing), we get distracted by shinny stuff that appears to be better!!

 

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Key statement there “appears to be better!”

 

Better for what, yeah sure the grass always looks greener…

 

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But greener for what, like the picture says isn’t the other side always greener, no matter what side you are on??

 

Now this seems to always comes back to two things:

1. not being specific on what you want exactly (I will post my thoughts on this later on).
2. Not stopping and asking is what your doing actually getting the job done?

 

Here in lies the valuable lesson in goal achievement / fitness / business / LIFE in this message. Borrowing from Kevins post:

 

“Sometimes cheap devices that get the job done beat the fancy flashy options that fall short of the finish line (in this case a laptop that just WORKS AND CONNECTS anywhere I need it to!)…”

 

  • So a simple question to ask yourself “is what I am currently doing getting the job done?”
  • YES – keep doing it?
  • NO – Stop it and ask “what would I need to do to get the job done?” and “why am I always able to get the job done?” (you can of course replace the word job with fat loss, back pain, goal, whatever…)
  • THEN – go out and do new answer, continually review by following above process! – success made simple! 😉

 

So for those of you in Exeter Devon looking to lose fat:

  • “Is what I am currently doing getting me the fat loss results I want?”
  • YES – keep doing it and ask “does this help or harm my long term health?” – this helps guard against shitty liquid diets and meal replacement bollocks!
  • NO – Stop it and ask “what would I need to do to get those results?” and “why am I always able to get the fat loss results I desire?”
  • THEN – go out and do new answer, continually review by following above process! – success made simple!

 

 

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Don’t be one of those people skipping trend to trend, never getting the results you want.

Always use the questions to check the latest exercise / diet and make sure you have fully researched the long term effects as well. and remember 99.9% of the time the simple, nuts and bolts approach always works, consistently!

 

As always leave your comments below.

 

David

 

Personal Trainer Exeter

Personal Trainer Exeter 25 Signs You’re Succeeding At Life Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It

Saw this from one of my friends on Facebook and I thought it’d be a great link to send to you guys. I know sometimes when you are losing only 1lb per week or your back pain is only going down a little each week we sometimes lose sight of the progress you have made.

25 Signs You’re Succeeding At Life Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It.

 

Hope you enjoyed the article, please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

David

 

Personal Trainer Exeter