2 things deeper than they first appear....

What's up Raw Strength fans.

 

Before we start today, if you want to experience what we do at RSG for FREE, then check out the link below with all the info (what you get, times & location) on our newest 6 week challenge program.

 

www.rawstrength.uk/free-6-week-challenge

 

It's free because we want to show more people just how effective our training & nutrition systems are.

 

And what a nice bunch of people we have at the gym, we are a TEAM!

 

Get on that link and book your consultation now, action takers only because we need you to be committed and actually DO the work.

 

And we want to get a good transformation out of you to improve our word of mouth and reputation, so even though it's free doesn't mean we aren't going to expect something from you.

 

Here's that link again: 

www.rawstrength.uk/free-6-week-challenge

 

Hope you get a place!

 

Now on with today's lesson...

 

I've lifted weights and played about with diets for over 18 YEARS now.

 

I've coached for 12 of those years - and ran RSG for 8 years.

 

But man, have I made some mistakes.

 

Here are a few things i wish I knew when I started out!

 

1) FOCUS ON ONE GOAL AT A TIME

 

Don't try to gain muscle, burn fat, work on your tan, fix your dodgy knee and learn French all at the same time.

 

Pick one goal - crush it - maintain it whilst you move onto the next. Repeat.

 

This is so simple, but I honestly believe this is overlooked 100% of the time

 

2) BE PATIENT BUT WORK YOUR ARSE OFF

 

Picture this: you join a gym, only to look in the mirror 2-3 weeks later, pinch your belly fat and sigh.

 

You think: FUCK THIS

 

You quit, go get a pizza and think 'ah well, this gym shit is not for me'

 

Problem is - it IS for you.

 

Your DNA is human DNA

 

But your lifestyle is more like a computer program:

 

Wake-up-go-to-work-then-eat-sandwich-complain-about-life-with-work-mates-drive-home-eat-shit-food-feel-sad-watch-TV-go-to-bed-late-and-sleep-badly. Repeat 24/7

 

^^^ you are trying to change your deepest values when you're getting into shape.

 

Amongst other things you're attempting to change:

 

> how you feel

 

> how you look

 

> dealing with the fear of what others will think WHEN you do change your body shape

 

> how you cook tea - what your family will eat

 

> how can you get to a gym - the logistics of it

 

> the gym looks scary - your courage/fear wolf

 

Then the deeper values of who you identify as, because you can't identify as a kebab loving piss head and expect to make progress in the gym and on a diet.

 

Guess what dummy - this shit takes TIME to change.

 

But you can change it.

 

Just pick one part of your life, improve it a little bit compared to last week, then repeat that every day.

 

Work hard every day to just be 1% better than yesterday

 

Then dig your heels in, get stubborn, do not quit and be patient with it all

 

* * *

 

SUMMARY

 

1) Change one thing at a time, crush your goals and go all in on that one thing.

 

2) Be patient, you likely have a lot of bad habits and poor values to improve. 

 

3) Be better than yesterday, just a little bit.

 

 

Just to finish on something personal....

 

One thing I struggled with for a long time, perhaps I still do from time to time, is APPRECIATING that I am doing a good job with my work at the gym.

 

I couldn't see any positives

 

Couldn't take any praise from my clients

 

And I went to a very dark place, almost closed the gym a few times.

 

But someone recommended that I write down 3 things every day that I did well.

 

3 'wins for the day'

 

And I found this so hard my first day was only ONE thing

 

And that was 'I succesfully took the rubbish out today'

 

So believe me, I know what it's like to start a big transformation mentally and physically.

 

you can do it!

 

....and if you want help, jump on our 6 week transformation challenge link and book an appointment with me to discuss getting a place.

 

www.rawstrength.uk/free-6-week-challenge

 

Have a strong day - be better than yesterday

 

Ant

 

Anthony Shaw

Head Coach

Raw Strength Gym, Warrington