Woohooo after AMAZING 2 weeks on the beautiful Island of PEI (Canada) with my wife and daughter, I’m officially back in the office.


From hitting the beach.


Eating DEEEE-LICIOUS food.


Checking out some Canadian fitness classes.


Going on walks and taking in the most STUNNING scenery.


Being the PT that I am and unleashing my inner NINJA warrior at parks.


Broadcasting my 1st EVER fitness class (BodyMax Burn) LIVE on Facebook.


Cruising around in the BIGGEST truck I’ve ever driven (everything’s supersize over there, lol).


Spending some QT and introducing my little girl to our Canadian side of our family and friends.


It’s safe to say (despite some slight jetlag), my batteries are RE-CHARGED and I can’t WAIT to get this week ROCKIN’.


If we’re not already,


Let’s get connected and you can check out some pics/videos of all this and MORE of my holiday adventures on social media : )


But hey, what about YOU?

Are you ready for the week ahead?





Does curling up in a ball sound amazing right now?


To be honest, there was NUMEROUS mornings in Canada I was definitely feeling the ball curling action.


And I have no doubt, there’s MORE on the cards.


Yup even PT’s have ‘off’ days.


From jet lag, REGULAR poor sleep (added perk of having a 6 month old, lol) and not feeling my best (the was abit of lurgy kickin about)…


I was ARMED with excuses.




After a wicked 2 weeks of workouts (I had a rest day after Thanksgiving), there was NO regrets and was BUZZING after every one.


As I sat in my PJ’s each morning, debating with myself and STRUGGLING for energy my wife kept telling me

‘you’ll feel better after’.


And I don’t like to say this often (just kidding) but – she was RIGHT!!


Never underestimate the power of exercise to LIFT your mood, INJECT some positivity and make you feel ENERGISED.


And you know what?


It’s OK to not be excited before EVERY workout.


It’s OK to say you can’t be bothered.


It’s OK to have an ‘off’ day.


You’re human, we ALL are.


Just put those trainers on and make a START, you’ll be amazed once those happy hormones start flowing what you can actually ACHIEVE.


And you know what, if sh*t really does hit the fan and you MISS a workout (gasp), the workout police are NOT going to cuff you and throw you in jail.


So when you feel that motivation dip here’s 8 Simple tips to help keep you on track.


1. Make Yourself A Goal.


Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time framed (SMART).


Having something to aim for gives everything a PURPOSE!


2. Find and Focus on Your WHY.

Why do you want to lose weight?
Why do you want to feel more confident?
Why do you want you want to be fitter?


The DEEPER you get into your ‘whys’ the MORE motivated you’ll become.


3. PLAN Your Workouts.


In your phone, diary – write it down and you’ll MUCH more likely get it done.


If you’ve NOT planned your workout today, live in Aberdeen and want an exciting way of getting the week started come join us here:




Simply contact me on 07510054788 to confirm.


4. Tell Your Partner, Family Members & Friends so They Can SUPPORT You.


Even the most SUCCESSFUL people have a support network.


Tell them when you’re workout is planned (see tip no.3) and give them phrases or words to say to help motivate you.


If you’re not with them ask them to send you a text/email.


We make choices in a SPLIT SECOND so that little motivational nudge from someone else can make ALL the difference.


5. Turn Your Screen Saver into Your Fave POSITIVE Quote & Change it Weekly.


HOW many times do you look at your phone? – ‘Nuff said.


6. Clear Your Fridge / Cupboards of ENERGY Zapping, WAISTLINE Expanding, GOAL Sabotaging Crap.


Everything you consume has a direct EFFECT your energy, mood, focus, health and progress.


If you need help a little help with this then make sure you stay tuned to next Monday’s blog!


7. Use The POWER of Your Imagination.


Each time you feel yourself wanting to get into that fetal position and give up, IMAGINE you’ve reached your ultimate goal.


How do you LOOK?
How do you FEEL?

What’s your life like?
Is it worth it?


8. Go To BedB 10/10.30pm & Sleep in A Batcave.


Lack of sleep = Lack of energy = Lack of MOTIVATION!


It’ll also mess with your hormones and send your food cravings into OVERDRIVE.


Oh and make you moody AND affect your energy AND your ‘looks’ AND prevent your body’s ability to burn fat and, and, and, and.


Bottom line, sleep needs to be a PRIORITY.


All those tips will take you MINIMAL effort but hey, a LITTLE but of effort can go a LONG way!!


Have a fantastic week : )

Lee ‘moving that motivation ball’ Donald x



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