I was watching the latest episode of The

Walking Dead last night (no spoilers) and

this season so far has been… the only word

I could think of was stale


The show reached it’s peak closing a couple

of years ago then opening last year with an

episode close to the excitement of ‘who shot



While it was expected to calm down afterwards

(you can’t keep that level of excitement going)

last season was ok




This season has been 3 or 4 episodes so far

(it’s been that dull I don’t even know how many)

and this morning I was thinking about how it

compares to real life, without the zombies of



We aren’t super excited every day and we have

times where we have the blues but feeling stale

is different, it’s the same old thing day in and out

and a general feeling of blah


Stuck in a rut?


Too much autopilot?

Existing and not living?


That sounds stale to me, so what can you do

to freshen life back up again?


Back to Basics

Basics are good, they are your foundation,

often we get caught up chasing excitement

we forget how good the basics are


Keep food simple, easy to make with good

quality ingredients. Take exercise down a

notch and focus on the big moves and

technique rather than numbers, like the squat,

burpees, overhead press


Get some pride going, clean the house as if

you have guests coming, tidy the garden and

at work put the extra effort in and make that

report or presentation outstanding


Rotate your routine

Work on the garden in summer and your DIY

through the winter, eat seasonal food and not

the same foods all year round


If you run, take 3 months off each year, I rotate

exercises and equipment at the Studio, last

quarter we did a lot of barbells, this quarter

the focus is on kettlebells and next quarter

will be TRX


This is all good for your body but your mind

will thank you for it too


Try something new

Try new things, they might not be for you but

have fun trying, study a course that has

nothing to do with your work, a language,

photography or whales and dolphins (yes

that is an actual course)


I have a client in Botswana just now doing a

photography course, sounds amazing!


Get some variety

Eat a different meat each mealtime through

the week fish, pork, beef, chicken, duck,

turkey, lamb?


Eat a different vegetable each day

Do a different style workout each day, prise

your hands off the spin bike and wander out

to do some weights


Change your route to work, change your

lunch hour or wear something different to

work, maybe change your hair style


I was on a walking dead forum yesterday

and someone posted ‘the best thing they

could do with the show now is drop a

nuclear bomb and kill everyone off


I think they’ll pull it back, the show has

been too good over the years, it’s just

gone stale


If they go back to basics, rotate some

characters, do something new and get

some variety, it will all come good again




p.s. if I’m not whisked off to Hollywood to

rescue some TV shows, how do you fancy

coming in for a two week trial and freshen

your life back up again?


Email me and I’ll set it up for you, have a

look at fitstrongfemales.com






Carolyne is the owner of Fit Strong Females with a Studio in Glasgow City Centre and an Online Membership Site, with 18 years experience. She is also a Fitness, Success and Food Blogger, Author and Writer. You can contact her at carolyne@fitstrongfemales.com or find more information at fitstrongfemales.com 

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