Mikey Moon's health and fitness column: Think in weeks not days...

In this week’s health and fitness column, Mikey Moon of Fortitude Fitness suggests thinking in terms of weeks rather than days...

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 4:45 pm

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We can put ourselves under so much pressure each day that we derail our progress.

Isn’t it funny that sometimes the pressure we put ourselves under to do something actually results in destructive behaviour towards it?

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Mikey Moon says that weekly planning can ease the pressure

During lockdown I have been working on a strategy to take away that pressure and to make it easier for me to be productive with both my work and my fitness.

Like everyone during the pandemic, I have had good days and bad days, and I have learned to accept that bad days are okay.

Being unproductive is okay and having something crop up which means you can’t workout is fine.

What isn’t fine are the possible processes that follow these events – feeling down or angry that we missed something off the daily list.

I have started to focus on the week rather than on individual days.

So instead of having a daily calorie target I have a weekly one. This allows for less pressure if I consume more calories one day because I’ll just eat less the next day.

I have a target to work out five times per week. These workouts are not on set days, so if I don’t feel motivated on a particularly day or I’m busy, it isn’t a problem because I know there are other days when I can catch up.

When you start to see your goals as weekly rather than daily, everything just seems to get easier.

It’s easier to be motivated, there is less pressure on you to perform to your optimum every day and you become more consistent.

Good things happen when you take that day-to-day pressure off yourself, so why not try it?

Fortitude Fitness is on the Poulton Industrial Estate, Beacon Road. Visit www.fortitudefit.co.uk for more details.

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