What a load of Prep!

I’m a few weeks into my new training ‘regime’ and it’s going well.

I use the the speech marks as my programme has been more a series of tweaks over the last couple of months which is starting to pay dividends, but it is far from over.

I would say deep down that this is my 4th attempt to ‘get fit’. The problem I’ve had with the previous occasions was the objective – it was quite vague. I put too much pressure on my self, all or nothing and ended spells of a couple of months frustrated.

There all so many reasons why previous approaches were wrong. Clearly it was the lack of a defined goal. It dawned on me a few weeks ago that I was 14 months off 30 when I started this journey and that was the wake up call – do now want you wanted to do for so long – get a goal in place in that time for fitness – I want muscle definition, 12% body fat (to start) and I’m keen to throw in a distance run at the same time, just because I haven’t done one.

A favourite author of mine Jeffrey Gitomer once stated ‘you already know what to do, you’re just not doing it’. That’s a great observation and in my case it very much rang true. I know what nutrition needs to back up my training, I know what sessions and recovery I need to do it was just about getting the structure and preparation sorted.

At the start of this journey I’ve found a way to use my time and training effectively, it’s all in the prep and the knowledge about what you need to do, then execute it.

All the best 🙂


Published by Matt Elson

Bringing you the latest in not only my personal journal into the world of disability Bodybuilding, but a discovery into latest events, profiles, news and promoting awareness of this great sport Based in Bristol in the UK, I’ve been competing in Disability Bodybuilding for the last 3 years in a journey which has taken me all over the country to national, international & world championships and I am so so grateful for that opportunity that had changed my life. Living with Cerebal Palsy has its challenges, but everyone has their individual hurdles to negotiate. Gaining strength both physically & mentally and adapting to the surrounding is all part of this journey. This is a mission to raise awareness, to promote our great category to develop opportunities for others. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss more!

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