The past few weeks have probably been the hardest weeks I’ve had in a long time, when i say hardest i just mean i have been lacking energy and motivation, well some times life just gets in the way of goals this is obviously very normal and i’m sure all of you can relate to this at some point in your life, were only human right? The other thing getting me down was i was not seeing any progress, results weren’t coming quick enough for me so as you can imagine i was very deflated, again we all have this at some point when you have particular fitness goals. I sat down and had a stern word with myself lol, When it comes to fitness you don’t just reach your goal with out failing a few times, you have to mix things up – change your workout routine every 8-10 weeks, change up your cardio, not only to trick your body but also to stop your self getting bored.
So on monday this week i decided to change my mentality and get back on this, 100% dedication to my goals and my lifestyle. I’ve given up smoking from monday this week which is something i have struggled giving up for many years i know this time i can eventually stop and make myself as healthy as possible not only for myself but my family. Ive tweaked my diet as it got a little boring and i’ve replaced a meal for a protein shake as i struggled eating that much food and found myself replacing a healthy meal for a slice of toast (error) i’ve upped my weights and lowered my reps and i’ve started to do the highest incline walk for 10-20 mins per day to lose my ‘hard to shift fat’. I generally feel a lot more positive this week, and its the best i’ve felt for a good few weeks, i would absolutely love to hear about some of your struggles and to see how many of you have the same struggles as me?

I thought i would attach a photo of myself this was taken last week, i cant complain as i know i have come so far but its hard when u want to be some where completely different, we all have different goals and aspire to different things, these are my goals and i know i will hit them regardless how long it may take me. I want to do it the right way, the healthy way, always putting my health first – no cheats every one should do it this way πŸ™‚

Lots of love Alicia xxx

4 thoughts on “Struggles

  1. Pingback: Struggles | Alicia Rudge fitness Blog

  2. Great article. Glad to see someone else struggling. I have hit a wall to. I tried to do a lean mass diet and build new tissue whilst staying ultra lean, however it’s to the detriment of gains. No strength gains, no new tissue and lacking energy. Coming from a competition mindset, I have had to make a conscious decision to eat more carbohydrate foods, which make me look crap, however give me the energy to strive and pursue now fitness goals. I am doing 6-8months of this then back to competition dieting. Keep up kicking the habit, and if you struggle with food, make some high protein snacks. Your recipes are wonderful and I have a few to share with you soon. PS – Protein balls were great! nom nom nom πŸ˜‰

    • I think we all do don’t we. Its basically all a learning curve to see what works for your own body cause all of us are so different, you gotta do what you gotta do, and if it works for you great, you just have to think its only temporary and soon you’ll be lean as fu** lol, its worth it if it will help you reach your goals. Oh yes u have to give me some healthy treat recipes, I love my protein balls – my fav so far, yum yum, just need to learn how to not eat an entire batch after cooking them lol. xx

  3. My biggest struggle is socialising. When the girls wanna go for a cheeky wine or meal out I completely fall off the wagon and can’t say no! I’ve still got miles to go to where I wanna be I’ve just gotta try ignore the little devil on my shoulder and be strong! O well new month tomorrow I can do it! Xx

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