Fighting back the tears I explained I hadn't been training enough due to work being busy and I had been eating too much because I'd been away and out for a lot of meals lately.
She just looked at me totally unimpressed by all my excuses and she was right to. I had a million excuses but not one good reason for letting myself go.
So after wallowing in self pity for an hour or two I formulated a plan to get me back on track, quick time.
The first issue I addressed was my training because I knew this would be the easiest part to fix. Generally I don't follow a fixed program. I like to see what exercises feel good on the day and train them, leaving out what doesn't feel good for another day. I have had good success with this approach recently, but sometimes it is too easy to tell yourself exercises don't feel good, then you end up not training very much.
This time I need to wake up knowing exactly what I need to do for the day and have a clear line between success and failure, with no grey areas.
I wrote down what exercises I want to improve and what day I will train them on:
Monday: Kettlebell Press, Muscle Up, Cleans
Tuesday: Muscle Up, Pistols, Snatches
Wednesday: Kettlebell Press, Snatches
Thursday: Muscle Up, Pistols, Cleans
Saturday: Kettlebell Press, Pistols, Snatches
Now I definitely know if I have succeeded or failed each day and I hate failure.
If you feel like your training is a bit all over the place and not consistent enough, then do this. Write a plan for what you need to do each day, there is no need to make it too adventurous. If you can only commit to half and hour each day, only plan to do that much. My sessions last 30-45 minutes, because I know that is achievable and there is no excuse for not doing it.
Next i need to look at my diet and I have a few techniques to give my body the jump start it needs. I'll share them with you next week.