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I hope you had a good weekend.

 

Time seems to be flying and can’t quite believe we’re at the end of another month!!

 

How’s everything working out for you?

 

Are you managing to keep yourself on track or are you struggling?

 

I have to confess – I’m struggling.

 

Ironically not with Covid related issues.

 

I have firm habits in place built over the years which enable me to have a strong mindset and stay positive.

 

Buuuut I’m struggling with fighting the ‘fluff’ aka bodyfat.

 

‘Really Lee? Didn’t think PT’s struggled with that kind of thing’.

 

Surprise – I’m human, lol.

 

Here’s the issue.

 

This usually isn’t a problem, however over a year ago, I injured my foot at the OCR European Champions.

 

Very long story short, it’s not quite healed yet and I still have major limitations.

 

– Can’t do any high impact exercise.

 

– Can’t currently run for longer than 10mins in 45secs intervals.

 

– Can’t play with my the Bosses (my kids) as I want to.

 

– Can’t do too many steps.

 

– Can’t eat the calories I was used to eating.

 

– Can’t get the MRI I was so close to having due to Covid.

 

Sure, all that sucks!!

 

But learning to accept the things you can’t change is incredibly empowering.

 

‘So why you struggling Lee?’

 

Less steps, less running and overall less energy expenditure means I need to seriously re-adjust my calorie intake.

 

I imagine this is familiar for EVERYONE who transitioned from going to work every day, visiting people, places and keeping relatively active to…

 

Sitting on their butts, working from home and not going our much due to so many restrictions being in place.

 

Which brings me onto some simple equations:

 

Burn MORE calories than you consume = weight loss

 

Burn the SAME calories as you consume = maintenance

 

Burn LESS calories than you consume = weight gain

 

Yup, I’m currently the latter.

 

I just can’t eat what I used to as I’m just not as active.

 

If you’re struggling with weight gain too, here’s our choices.

 

1. Continue to complain about it, blame other people/situations and remain the same.

 

Or

 

2. Own your excuses, take action and start moving forward.

 

Personally, I decided on taking action and today began to track my calories via MyFitnessPal.

 

If you don’t know what this is or haven’t used it for while and need some motivation and accountability to get back on track.

 

Check it out!!

 

I’ve also told others (ie you and my social media) that this is what I’m going to do….hellooo accountability.

 

If I can’t practice what I preach – how can I expect others?

 

Game on.

 

I’ll also be documenting it and helping support/motivate others who are sharing the same struggle over on my Instagram/Facebook stories.

 

If we’re not already – let’s get connected.

 

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So my two big questions for you today are:

 

1. What are you not happy about?

 

2. What action are you going to take today to do something about it so you’re in a better place this time tomorrow, next week…

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for some accountability and hey, I’d love to hear from you.

 

Get in touch and let’s get that positive ball rolling!

Lee ‘on a mission’ Donald x

 

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