Firstly, I am absolutely amazed that I have reached the Finals for Fitness Professional of the Year at the National Fitpro Awards (five of us in total).
Thank you to everyone who voted for me, once again we really did push some boundaries to get a little Personal Training business in Cornwall on the National Grid! I don’t work for a big fitness company; I started my own based on my ethos that you shouldn’t let anything hold you back. I don’t do cheesy stuff and I also don’t believe in excuses.
I am also passionate about making fitness fun, because not everyone is into getting ‘fit’, so I don’t always use boring traditional gym routines unless there is a particular goal to strive for which requires certain disciplines
They said they have continued to run ever since as they had never realised they could actually run!
This is what it is all about, discovering things you thought you wouldn’t be able to do after falsely believing they were out of your reach.
Try something new, challenge yourself, stop saying things like
‘I am not a runner’
or ‘I could never lose weight’,
if you resign yourself to a label, you define yourself as such and you will never change. You have to change your way of thinking before you can ever change yourself physically.
I could easily have given up just by
looking at my x-ray after my accident.
Instead, I am still trying to find things to push myself to do …why?
Why not? Why live on third hand experiences from our couches, watching the TV, which shows seemingly amazing people do incredible things.
ache the same, I crave fish and chips and ice cream the same, I get the tired the same, I have the same lack of time, I get poorly the same, I have the same family commitments and work commitments, I can make endless excuses like you do,
but you know what? It won’t get you anywhere.
But, most of time, we are seeking any old excuse to eat sit on our back sides and let Bear Grylls (who broke his back) or Adventurer Ranulph Fiennes do all the hard work (after all Ranulph only lost all his finger tips from frost bite and had a double bypass operation then proceeded to run 7 marathons in 7 days four months later). What do they know about our sore calves and achy knees, if only they knew what being tired is really like ... hmm....sound familiar?
You have to push those boundaries, those people I bumped into today did! What's your excuse?