Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t.
At times we’re no doubt going to get niggles, tweaks, injuries and issues when training.
The same with nutrition, there will be parties, birthdays, work “treats” and events.
When something crops up within training or nutrition, don’t shit the bed and panic. Likewise, don’t use it as an excuse to not train or to think fuck it and eat everything in sight.
If a social event crops up and you’re dieting, firstly, go and enjoy the event, have fun. Secondly, you can still control it if you want too. Potentially intermittent fast for part of the day, utilise high volume low calorie foods throughout the day to keep yourself, or even just be mindful of your food/drink choices regarding that event.
Likewise with training, an injury/niggle shouldn’t prevent you from training (injury severity dependent). You injure your shoulder/rotator cuff? Cool, let’s lunge, let’s squat, let’s hinge, let’s run, let’s cycle... The list goes on. That one factor shouldn’t stop your success.
Take this squat for example, my back has been giving me pain for about the last 4/5 months, to the point that I’m getting an MRI tomorrow.
Yet, it doesn’t hurt when squatting and funnily enough, I transitioned to flat shoes today and probably had the nicest looking squat I’ve ever had.
All I ask, focus on what you can do, not what you can’t.
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