Today’s #TransformationTuesday goes out to Gaj (@gajernk), who’s goal 3 months ago was to build some muscle, get stronger and strip down the excess body fat. This is a great example of the ‘recomp’ (building muscle and losing body fat at the same time) effect which can happen when you start to optimise all variables, and tick all the right boxes on a daily basis.
The biggest challenge for us in the past few months has been navigating around Gaj’s busy work and social life. As a trader in the City, early starts, long hours and regular client entertainment becomes a recurring theme, so it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re planning everything ahead of time, creating the right ‘buffers’ where needs be, and being disciplined with your schedule to fit your training in.
Gaj knew this, so while he may have had the odd slip up at a work event, he knew the best thing to do was to get back on the horse by the next meal. Another tip that helped him a lot was to keep his food choices the same everyday. When you’re in a high pressure / high stress environment, deciding between chicken or turkey should be the last of your worries. Remember, every decision you make taps into your willpower reserve, so by removing the decision behind food choices, you allow yourself to exert more discipline in times when it may be easy to otherwise cave, like at the end of the day!
The next goal for Gaj? Build more muscle! Now that he’s lean, he’s in the prime position for a length muscle building phases where it’ll be all about PRs on the plate, and PRs on the bar!