How do you measure success when it comes to your fitness and wellbeing?
Sometimes we can get overwhelmed feeling we need to have the perfect fitness clothes, shoes, and equipment to even get started.
Have you ever told yourself, ‘I’ll have a better chance of succeeding if I start after the school holidays, or at the beginning of the month’?
Or perhaps.. ‘When I can afford to get those new Nikes, then I’ll start running in the morning’.
Or maybe your thoughts were governed by the weather.. ‘When the mornings get warmer, then it will be easier to get out of bed and
I’ll start a morning workout routine’.
Sound familiar? Don’t worry you are not alone.
So many of us put off our fitness and wellbeing with the misconception that a future ideal state would enable us to get the results we are after.
To be honest, the best time to start is now. Baby steps regardless of where the starting point is, allow us to make progress in the right direction. And remember movement of any kind is always beneficial.
One of my clients struggled to do even 10 push-up in a row when we first started working together. He was hesitant to start the Push Up Challenge in June as he honestly didn’t believe he was capable of doing it.
What we often forget is our perspective creates our reality.. and so we worked on changing his perspective. We broke down the end goal of 3144 push-ups in 23 days to 137 push-ups a day, and broke that down even further to 15 push-ups every hour for 9 hours with an additional 2 to make the 137 daily goal.
My client found this breakdown to still be a massive stretch… but one he was willing to try.
He used the app to track his progress which empowered him further with the endorphin hit of achieving small goals hourly and daily.
By the 23rd day, he was able to do 30 push-ups in one sitting! That’s a mammoth achievement and one worth celebrating. He even raised money for an awesome cause and most importantly taught himself an incredible lesson.. he was capable of achieving success in ways he thought were impossible.
Watch Reid complete the last set of his 3144 Push Ups for Push for Mental Health Challenge here
What’s a fitness goal you stretched yourself to achieve?
What strategies did you employ to help you master negative self-talk and apprehension?
As a Mobile Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach I support you to uncover those unhelpful thought patterns and programming that block you from achieving your fitness goals. I work with you to reframe your beliefs about your potential and capability when it comes to health and fitness. And I challenge you to break through the self-sabotaging habits that prevent you from starting and maintaining a fitness regime that benefits your body, mind and spirit.
Get in touch now to learn more about my Mobile Personal Training services. ‘Get Fit With a Friend’ is the most cost-effective and fun way to get your energy levels and stamina up whilst working out with a friend in your own home or my home gym.
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