Stay focused – sign up for a challenge
Earlier this week I found myself thinking about the various times I have attempted to get fit, lose weight and try and get that ideal body we aspire to achieve. It is fair to say that I have attempted this a few times and tried to balance daily life, kids, work and the temptation that surrounds us with convenience food which plagues the high streets these days.
I have been a regular gym goer over the years but on reflection, the times I found my focus more determined was when I have gone for some kind of competition or attempted to achieve a goal I had set. You might have read my “Push yourself -try something new” post where I competed in a boxing match in front of a crowd of 800 people – a truly great experience and something to tick off the bucket list!
I know something like boxing might sound a bit extreme to some of you but there was a reason for my sudden interest which you can read about here.
I also was very lucky to have previously won a prize given by supplement company, Maxinutrition. The prize was for 12 months’ worth of PT sessions with one of their ambassadors along with £500 of free products to assist with my training goals. How did I win this? By blogging my training progress on my website and keeping them up to date. You can see this here.
The main thing is, I have found when committing to an event, competition or something similar, marathon, 10k assault course, triathlon or even just a 5k run with friends – committing to it means you have to go through with it. Not only that, you have to take part in the training and make those changes to your normal way of life to make sure the event goes as well as you want it too.
Let’s be honest and realistic, certain challenges are not for beginners however, you have to start somewhere right? So what are you waiting for – search online, see what’s out there local to you and get signing up! That first run, swim, step forward is always the hardest but trust me when I say – the feeling you get on finishing that event far out ways not doing it!
To leave you with a famous quote that helped me change my view on things
It’s never too late to be what you might have been – George Elliott.