How To ‘Think’ Your Way To Fat Loss

The last few days I’ve been helping one of my younger brothers set a few things straight in his life. Everyone has those moments and times where they lose track and that’s where’s he’s been at for a while now. So it’s enough of the ‘fairying’ about and ‘down to action with dirt’.

It takes me back to the times when I was deep in depression, and for the past couple of days I’ve been thinking about where my head was at back then.

Living in a bubble where you feel excluded from all life outside that bubble isn’t a nice place to be. The feeling that nothing is real isn’t nice either. Neither is the constant anxiety feeling.

In-fact it’s making me feel a little strange as I write this.

The Dark Days

dark-daysTaking my mind back to those ‘dark’ days makes me realise how far I’ve come in regards to many aspects of my life.

Back then, I was living in a bedroom is someone elses house, working a few hours a week, bringing home about £300 / month (which is just under $500) whilst paying for rent which cost me £500 and that was before I put anything on the table to eat.

It was horrible.

I was losing hours left right and centre at work. I’d plan my week out for the few hours I did have and then 24 hours before a session was due to start I’d have a phone call to say that the session was cancelled. (for those of you who don’t know I was working in the community teaching young kids football – or soccer for you US peeps!)

Now if those hours were ever replaced that would be fine. But replacing 4 hours of work with a new session that only lasted 1 hour was the equivalent of taking 4 steps back 1 step forward.

It doesn’t take Einstein to work out I wasn’t going to be able to pay my rent.

After working there for about 2 years, and having the worst professional 6 months of my life everything eventually came on top.

The Phone Call

I had a phone call at about 5 pm on a Friday evening from my line manager to explain I needed to come in on the Monday morning to explain myself over ‘something’.

‘Can you let me know what it’s about please’ I asked.

‘Can you just come in on Monday for 8am please’ my line manager replied

‘But could you just let me know what it’s about though?’ I said in desperation

‘Chris, we’ll see you on Monday’


That night I went out and got absolutely hammered. In my mind I was worthless. I didn’t care about a thing. But through all that ‘not caring’ I deeply cared.

I did care. I cared very much. I cared so much I panicked myself out about the meeting I had on the Monday morning.

Monday came and I just managed to get out of bed and jump on the 34 bus to Tottenham.

On my way there I didn’t feel right. In-fact I felt sick as a parrot. What could they possibly want to speak to me about that was so important they couldn’t tell me on the phone?

Now, bearing in mind I work with children ALL sorts was going through my mind. Did someone try and stitch me up? Has a child overheard me say something I shouldn’t have?

I knew I was a good coach – in-fact I was GREAT coach. Although I didn’t believe it at the time.  I knew the rules inside out. I knew I was a role model to these kids. What could I have possibly done so wrong?

It’s amazing what paranoia does to you. You’ll convince yourself of all sorts of things – even when you KNOW the answer.

Your brain will twist it around. Process it in some backward way and breathe it out engulfed in flames.

I walked into the office and I sat down in one of the rooms offset from the main ‘working space’.

There my line manager and another member of staff sat down and asked me the following question;

‘Hi Chris, we have called you in this morning to get you to explain why you haven’t written the time and date on an accident report form’

‘You what?’ I replied ‘Is that why you called me in? To ask me about a stupid time and date on a poxy accident report form?’ ‘I’m sick and tired of this’

I continued to go into a rant for a good while. We exchanged some words and I left to do the return journey home.

‘The Beginning of the End’

That’s when it all started.

I was on the bus digesting everything that was said. Feeling a lot of hate towards everyone. Being extremely negative.

And then it happened. Right there as I passed the old looking school I was told I may have some hours in.

The only way I can describe the feeling was it felt as if I just had a sack of bricks gently landed on my head. I physically felt it.

All of a sudden I felt different. I didn’t feel right at all. I started to panic.

You know what? I’ll go and get something to eat. I haven’t eaten since about 3pm yesterday.

So I went and got something to eat. I didn’t work. I still felt very strange. I felt excluded. I felt in a bubble of my own and I couldn’t get myself out.

This went on for about 18 months. And the thoughts and things I did (and didn’t do) I’ll keep for future posts but let’s just say – I wasn’t mentally well. But I let myself go. I needed serious change in my life. 

The good news is I’m well out of that now. It took me a good while to even figure out what heck was going on with me. But I got there. With help from a few individuals.

It’s amazing how many people don’t help. But then I would rather want meaningful help from one person than have fake help from a million people.

It all came down to a mindset shift.

That’s where I am with my brother now. First and foremost it’s a mind-set thing.

Yes, there were (and are) other elements as I worked my way to recovery. But it all started with a mind-set change.

I believed I deserved better and took action. 

If you’re struggling to lose weight and you find motivation is your thorn then it’s your mind you need to change. You need to look at the future. Plan the future. Set goals. Take action. Achieve and believe.

Hopefully this post has inspired you to want to make a positive change in your life. If you’re ready to make that change and finally start losing weight and looking great then your next step is finding the right fat loss program. 

You need a program that;

  • Helps you burn lots of fat in short periods of time
  • Doesn’t take over your life
  • And finally a solution to all your fat loss problems

You’re motivated. You’re ready to burn fat and feel great. It’s time to see fat loss success with Turbulence Training 2.0

You can make your life better. You can change the way you look for the best

You can be that fantastic person who want to be. You can be the real you.

Go out there and change your life my friend.

I’m right behind you. Now go.



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