I wanted to write a little something about what happens when you fall down and your training or diet suffers as a result. Perhaps there’s a good reason why you couldn’t train or have ended up indulging a little too much over the past week. This post will address how you can get back up and carry on, pretty much from where you left off.
For those that train properly, you’ll know the mentality you go through when you’re facing a Rest day. Who hasn’t thought to themselves, “oh no, I’m not training today, my muscles, my abs, my body have just reset and I’ve lost everything I’ve worked for over the past few months”.
Well, this is certainly me and I’m sure it’s many of you guys too. What’s important to distinguish is what goes on in your head, what it actually means in reality and how your way of thinking is going to dictacte your next actions. The reason behind not training or eating poorly isn’t important right now, what’s important is realising that one, two or ten days worth of being in this idle situation won’t stop you from making the progress, you’ve just got to choose to carry on and then work harder.
The most important voice is the one that tells you to ignore the majority of other voices telling you to give up, telling you ‘ok you had a good run, let’s leave it now’, this goes for eating right also.The most important action is turning up. Once you’re there at least then you have a choice between working hard or not, but giving up just because you’ve had a week or so of not training or eating poorly? Not for me thanks.
I don’t drink or go on night’s out the way I used to but occasionally circumstance will mean I do, whether it’s a friend’s birthday or a Christmas party or whatever else, the next morning I feel like I’ve lost everything I’ve worked for. Then I go to the gym for a workout and afterwards realise my body is just as strong and I’m just as toned as I was prior to the night out.
The same applies for you, so no matter what the setback, no matter how long you’ve been asbent, remember this: Dedication is your friend and Apathy is your enemy.