Being in shape or getting into shape certainly requires certain patterns of behaviour.

And at the end of the day that’s fair.

But it’s a bit harder in The City.

And a lot of people will give up saying, you know my social circle is a certain way and I can’t break away and make any progress.

I’m too busy and will never have the body I want.

So if you find yourself thinking along those lines this article is for you.

Because you don’t actually have to fully give up your City lifestyle to improve your body.

You can keep it and get your results anyway.

The Misconceptions Of Absolute Strictness

People think that to get into shape they need to completely give up alcohol.

Not true. Most of my clients drink alcohol and make decent progress despite drinking.

People think they need to radically change their diet, can’t eat out and have to meal prep at home.

Not true. The only thing you need to do is to make better choices with your food. There is a tonne of places with great healthy food around and you don’t need to meal prep at all. Just smart food choices.

People think they need to exercise for hours to see results.

It only takes you 4 hours a week to get into a great shape. The first results in roughly 3 weeks.

And there are a few more misconceptions preventing people from taking a great care of their body.

And the important thing to realise is that you don’t have to make drastic changes to your lifestyle to start living healthier and getting into a great shape.

You don’t have to and even shouldn’t make drastic changes to your lifestyle.

Just better choices.

Improve the things you already do

Instead of hijacking the lifestyle you’ve gradually created for yourself, start make better choices to improve your game even more.

Eat smart.

Understand food and eat according to your goals.

If you want to be leaner and more defined choose good quality protein and slow carbs with healthy fats and loads of veg over pasta with cheese and a glass of wine.

If you want to grow more muscle understand your macros and find great places in the area where you get great quality food and big portions.

Drink smart.

If it’s a part of doing business or being social for you then certainly keep it.

But you don’t need to destroy your body every time you’re out drinking.

Here are some tips to minimise the damage of alcohol.

Exercise smart.

Instead of spending 20 min on the cross trainer before going through a series of isolated exercises, focus on compound exercises combined with a little cardio at the end.

Don’t pick up whatever machine is free. Have a system.

If you’re struggling to come up with one, you’re always welcome to contact me.

Lastly, change smart.

Before going ahead and changing every habit in your life, think about what your goals and priorities are, and focus on those.

Your body doesn’t necessarily need to be your number one priority.

But it surely is extremely beneficial to those things that are.