I am back from another deep and meaningful weekend of self development.
I said last week that I may do a Facebook live if I felt brave. Failing that I’d leave it until this week to share more. Truth be told there were no blinding revelations that I wasn’t expecting! There are somethings in life that we know we have issues with and this was one of mine.
Saying that, there is a sense of still feeling affected by it all and, this week, I’ve decided to ease back on some of my commitments and take some time to process it all.
I know it may appear to many of you that I am not that good at this taking time off malarkey. I like to think of it that I am aware enough given that I have taken some time to recoup. Thank you to all of you who sent me a message about it. Either way I’ve had a nice few days doing less and giving my brain some time to catch up with the weekend.
I have still been seeing clients though and this week the themes in our wellness consultations have been around two things.
TATT and TOFI.
I frequently hear that clients are suffering with the delightful term TATT.
Tired all the time is a common complaint. And it doesn’t have to be so.
TATT can come as a result of several things and in my consultations and wellness coaching with people we dig into what may be causing it. There are several things to consider, but here’s the most common.
It could quite simply be sleep. Are you getting enough, good quality sleep?
Are you eating for sustained energy? If you’re eating a typical diet of porridge or cereal for breakfast, a wrap or sarnie for lunch and Spag Bol for dinner you’re not setting yourself up for good energy levels.
Hydration always comes up, but being thirsty is going to leave you foggy thinking, tired, constipated and grumpy. Drink some damn water!
Moving. Most people who are tired all the time come into one of two camps. Those who exercise ALL.THE.TIME and aren’t looking after the other bits of their life to balance out the energy expenditure.
Or, they’ve forgotten that they need to move to get energy. It’s so easy to think that you’re too tired to move after a day at work. However, if you’re office based you’ll feel mentally zapped but the body can’t match it. When you get moving, and get the body involved your tiredness will be physical as well as mental. That one thing will, ironically, give you more energy.
That’s a quick summary to sorting your TATT out.
But TOFI…what’s that all about?
TOFI is the acronym for thin outside, fat inside.
When you weigh yourself on the scales you don’t know what your body composition is. This means that you don’t know about your visceral fat is and what the reading is. This means that you can be a size 10 with a high internal fat reading. It’s about the unseen.
We don’t want a high visceral fat (VF). It sits on our organs and challenges them. Losing weight by losing this fat is a really top tip to improving your health, weight and energy.
I have some very funky scales that give you that reading so that you can see where you are starting from.
If you have a higher than recommended VF score (over 13) there are several ways to reduce it.
- High intensity exercise like Fit Camp.
- Reducing the steady stream of carb snacks and meals and replacing with more vegetables, protein and healthy fats.
- Increasing water.
- Cutting down on alcohol.
- Cutting down or cutting out sugar.
- Sleeping more.
To improve feeling TATT and to reduce your TOFI state follow the guidelines above or, if you’d like a more personalised approach, you may want to get in touch and arrange for an hours consultation so that you can walk away with a bespoke plan based on our meeting.
We offer these as a one off with no long term commitment to Fit Camp sessions or ongoing support, but for many it’s the start they need to get going.
An hour of consultation is £50+vat (£60) and can be booked with Rowena on this email address here:
Please get in touch and we’ll sort out the times for you by return.
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Have a great week and I’ll leave you with my only sunrise of the week! It’s been a bit too wet and late to show it’s face to get excited about!
FastTrack Fit Camp is an outdoor fitness business with the focus on improving people on the inside so they feel good on the outside. In 2019 FastTrack Fit Camp became a Social Enterprise in Wokingham and committed to distribute a minimum of 50% of profits back to community environmental projects each year with the goal of helping our local citizens feel good whilst being outside too.