"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible” Audrey Hepburn
Let me start by asking you a few questions.
Have you read our blog on Goal Setting? If yes...
Did you write down your 3 SMART goals?
Did you stick to them for Day 1?
Did you under or overestimate how much you will be able to achieve?
Were you specific enough in your goals?
Were you realistic enough in the time frames given?
Do you feel motivated? Are you struggling with anything?
I get it, WOW Joe so many questions but if we never question or monitor variables, how will we ever know if we are getting closer to achieving our goals? Let me tell you a little story to help you understand more.
I am currently training a client who I see once a week, on a Monday morning at 6am. Before I started training her she had apparently lost 10kg with a different trainer which is great, if she had. However, before every session she was adamant on weighing herself so meticulously that she even removed her socks as they 'are extra weight'. Now, let's get one thing straight. That only really makes a difference if you are weighing in for a fight, an operation or anything else that needs you to be an exact weight.
Back to the client. So she would weigh herself at the start of each session, she would work fairly hard during the sessions but didn't like it when I pushed her, she made an array of excuses that gave her the self gratification she was looking for to make herself feel better and in general I just didn't really get a good feel about her. She saw me for 1 hour a week, at the very begging of her week. That gave her a lot of time, 167 hours a week to be exact, to do whatever she wanted with. To eat all the wrong foods, to do no exercise and to not stay focused on her goals. Before you knew it, it was 6am Monday morning again and there we were with her on the scales, her weight has gone up AGAIN and the excuses start rolling in.
Do not be that person. Set a goal for the week. Stick to it and if you don't reach it, get rid of the excuses and give and work out why you didn't reach the goal.
If you feel lost or have questions, email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively get yourself booked in for a Free Transformation Session (Worth £99) where we can sit down together and set you exact goals, work out what your current barriers are and put a plan in place to help you smash your goals.
Yesterday I gave you a quick, easy and tasty breakfast recipe to get you going for the day. However, that doesn't stop you from snacking throughout the day. How would it feel knowing you can snack on tasty food that actually helps you toward your goal? Great huh? Read on to see today's recipe, it's a good one!
No Bake Banana Chocolate Chip Bars
1 cup vanilla protein powder
¾ cup coconut flour
2 bananas, mashed
½ cup coconut milk, full fat
¼ cup water (and more if needed)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
1 ounce dark chocolate, 72% cocoa
1 teaspoon coconut oil
In a medium bowl combine the protein powder and coconut flour.
In another medium bowl mash the bananas. Add the coconut milk, water and vanilla, mix until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and mix until fully combined. If the batter is dry then add a few more drops of water. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Line a freezer-safe plate with wax paper. Form the dough into 10 bars. Place on the wax paper and put in the freezer for 20 minutes.
In a double boiler over medium-low heat (make your own by placing a small saucepan directly in a skillet that has few Tablespoons of water) melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil.
Remove the bars from the freezer and drizzle or dip in the melted dark chocolate. Return to the freezer for 10 minutes until the chocolate has hardened.
I suggest storing these bars in the freezer — Then simply allow to defrost slightly before enjoying!