top of page
Search

Breaking the cycle.

Another good social night in the bag.


A great night had by all however if you are anything like us staff then I'd bet come Sunday morning you felt a little tender and were maybe nursing a slight hangover.


This, coupled with the arctic temperatures, probably made getting out of bed and making good food or exercise choices that little more difficult.


We've all been there when we maybe feel a little down, work is stressful or we are lacking motivation and making good choices is difficult and we are stuck in a negative cycle.


You eat rubbish so you don't feel like exercising. Because you haven't ate well and aren't exercising it means you can't sleep. You therefore wake up tired so cancel your morning workout...I'm sure you get the point!


I myself go through this probably once or twice a year due to dips in motivation and then occasionally due to life circumstances.


I think the first step is realising what is happening. Contrary to popular fitness belief I think there is a time and a place for feeling sorry for yourself in certain situations however you need to find a way of 'breaking' that negative loop at some point.


For me I have three main things that break the negative cycle:


1- Going for a haircut.


Look good feel good right?


2- Doing a simple 30-45 minute cardio workout that requires zero thought.


(This clears my head better than lifting weights sometimes).


3- Going a long walk for a coffee and NOT buying a cake/pastry.


As you know by now I am fond of a cake with my coffee and there is nothing wrong with that. However I always find the ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​act of getting some fresh air and making a conscious healthy choice breaks that loop and kickstarts some positivity.


As you can see these things are quite specific and they are MINE. These will most likely not be your ones but do try and identify a couple of things that can break that negative loop when it inevitably arrives (a quick note is to accept it will happen to us all. I used to​​ struggle as I thought I was above having a negative cycle and thus was underprepared when it did happen. Life will kick you in the backside so just accept it and be prepared).

3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Getting out of a rut.

Getting started on your health and fitness journey is TOUGH there is no doubt about that. The unspoken fact however is that even once training is a part of your life you will experience ruts that are

My founder story- Part 2.

It's crazy to think that it's been 4 years since Covid. I still remember going home the evening it became obvious lockdown was coming. I cried like a baby! Dramatic I know but at the time it felt like

What is a deload and do you need one?

If you have trained for a period of time you may have heard the phrase 'deload' but what is it and do you actually need one? In plain English a deload is a period where you deliberately lower the inte

Comments


bottom of page