I have to admit I have been exhausted.
The rigours of Medical School and the beginning of the personal training busy season resulted in the candle being burnt at both ends. As a result I hadn't been able to find the time nor the energy to exercise much at all lately.
During the week, one of my clients started telling me about how they had been unable to get to the gym in the last week. They cited work and family as the primary cause and he was lamenting a missed opportunity to consolidate recent weight loss results.
I was about to launch into a discussion about discipline and an analysis of his decision making over the last week when I was suddenly struck with a horrible sense of hypocrisy.
Had I shown discipline with my own training?
The truth was no.
Immediately after the session with my client I phoned my colleague Benjamin Weale and booked in a personal training session with him. I needed a kickstart. I needed to build some momentum. Experience and knowledge can't override the fact that sometimes life takes over. Training with Ben has been great and I love that old feeling you get after a solid workout.
If you find yourself out of your exercise routine let me give you some advice from my own personal experience - find someone who can get you back on track before it's too late.