I stopped going to McDonald’s after the gym, that’s what she told me…….
Last year I was working with a girl called Sarah & her goal was to change her body shape, lose fat, & get her confidence back…
After deciding & planning what was the best route for her to tackle with her training, we got down to it. Sarah trained hard & completed all of her workouts as planned, despite being a busy woman working long shifts as a nurse.
8 weeks passed and Sarah looked pretty much the same… that’s right, no significant changes, despite training hard & consistently.
HOWEVER, here’s the thing, between weeks 8 & 10……….. MASSIVE CHANGE!
So I asked what she had done differently during this 2 week period?
‘I stopped going to McDonalds after the gym………’
To which I laughed, & replied ‘no seriously’?
She wasn’t joking!!
Due to her long hours, work stress, & training commitments, the lure of McDonald’s on the way home proved too much for Sarah to resist.
Turns out she had frequented good old Ronald Mcdonalds house a couple of times a week, each week throughout her training plan, but didn’t want to confess!!!
The lessons here are clear:
1) Honesty. YOU have to be honest with YOURSELF. Your body does not lie, & you shouldn’t lie to yourself.
2) You cannot out train a poor eating pattern.
3) Lack of planning, convenience, fatigue, & stress will lead you to temptation every time; this is exactly the same for myself. We are all human, developing strategies to combat this is the key.
This is why a (honest) food diary coupled with a sensible & realistic nutritional plan that caters for YOUR lifestyle is at the heart of my approach.
If it rocks your boat, McDonalds can be factored into daily caloric intake, However most people are blissfully unaware of the impact their choices are making on their intake.
Without taking an honest look at your lifestyle alongside your training; your results will be limited.
Working together, I can help you to help yourself.
Until the next time,
Tristan ‘hamburgular’ Buttle.