Thanks so much for all your feedback to my first post. It’s the first time I’ve ever really written a blog or anything like that – so it was really cool to get some nice comments through the site and on Instagram!
One of the questions I’ve been asked a couple of times from people who read the first post, was asking me why I seemed to be against short-term results in fitness plans, as this is what so many people are looking for.
The short answer is that there is no problem at all in setting goals – both short and long-term, and then adopting a lifestyle plan to help reach these as quickly as possible.
I completely understand that particularly in this day and age of everything being available instantly via our phones and other tech, attention spans are shortening across the board and everyone is looking for the quickest way to fix whatever the issue is they might have. This goes for everything from Uber sorting your cab ride out, to guys like Amazon now offering same day delivery. I get it. Everyone wants a quick win, and it’s completely understandable but with anything as important as your health – you simply have to look at the bigger picture and the long-term a bit more. It’s too important not to!
What I should clear up, is that I’m not anti-anything when it comes to getting people fit and active, who otherwise wouldn’t have been getting any exercise or changing their diets.
Like I say, short-term goals are completely cool and I’d be lying if I said that I’d never wanted to fast-track working a certain muscle group prior before a fashion shoot, or overload on training prior to a new season when I was playing hockey. Everyone does it including pro athletes, and so long as it’s always with a bigger picture in mind, it’s no problem at all.
The main issue I have that bugs the hell out of me, is when people come to me saying they’ve tried fitness plans in the past and had great initial success from them, but as soon as the plan is over – they not only revert back to their old ways, but more often than not actually GAIN weight and body fat from where they were before they even started the plan!
The science of this is pretty straightforward, and Reversibility is something that I’m going to be touching on when it comes to training principles for any plan so keep a look out for a post specifically on this in the near future.
It just seems so stupid to me, for anyone to really commit and train their ass off to get in shape for the summer, to then be left with an even bigger task next year as their feeling worse about themselves not long after the plan. What a waste of time and energy!
It’s why I always put my clients’ long-term interests at heart when we work together to develop a plan that can be stuck to, and most importantly enjoyable, for years to come.
I’m a big believer that if you get your house-in-order from the building blocks upwards, it’s so easy to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. And that doesn’t mean only ever eating kale and quinoa and forever starving yourself of carbs or anything like that. It’s just not realistic for a lot of people to never be able to go out with friends for a nice meal, or enjoy some drinks, indulge in whatever food you fancy, without feeling bad about it. That’s why my plans for my clients take all of this into account, and plan for small lifestyle changes that will lead to big long-term results. The added bonus is, that by sticking to a long-term goal, you’ll still get the added benefit of quick wins on your overall health, and appearance too! The only difference is, the progress you make this way, is gunna be here to stay, and you’ll be able to have a lot of fun in the process!
In order to be able to hit reset and start taking control, you need to regulate the little things first, starting from sleep (lots more to come on this in the future), nutrition, exercise and recovery. They’re the building blocks that everything in my method comes from and I’m gunna be posting about each of these, and all the many parts to them as we go.
Thanks for taking the time to read, and I hope this clears up the first post a bit!
Once again, drop me a comment if there’s anything you want me to touch on in my next blog, or if you’ve got any questions.
Keep an eye out on my Instagram too @wes.myron as each week I’m going to carry on giving out training tips on there.
Cheers guys, and keep up the good work wherever you are!
Catch you soon,