Cambridge Bootcamp -
Thank god that's over... 2/6/15
Call me a bore,
An old stick in the mud,
But I’m truly glad that spell of bank holidays is done and dusted!
I think maybe I’m just abit OCD when it comes to my routines
But the time off always leaves me feeling like crap
And makes the next week a complete mission to get though
Specially when I’m trying to cram 5/6 days of work into 4
And I’m sleep deprived
Anyways I’ll get to the point
My training took abit of a hit last week
Truth be told I wasn’t back ‘onnit’ properly till Thursday
And it got me thinking…
See sometimes I forget to give quite as much empathy as I should to someone just starting out
Sure I know it’s tough, but you get SOO used to what you’re doing right?
Cue cliché quote:
‘Breaking old habits is hard, maintaining new ones is easy’
See I’ve been doing this ‘fitness thing’ for a long time now,
It’s just the way things are for me
But after a few days ‘off’, a holiday, a boozy weekend away
Getting back into it gives me an idea of just how hard it must be for someone literally just starting out.
Here’s the thing
And I hand on my heart promise you this
It gets easier!
SOO MUCH easier!
Starting out is BY FAR the hardest part about it
And as long as you’re doing enough of what needs to be done to make trackable progress
And you’re maintain some degree of consistency
It gets SOOO much easier, I promise!
Here’s what I’ll have you consider…
And I may get a few unsubscribes for this
But if that’s the case, then so be it
Telling people what they WANT to hear truly benefits NO-ONE
Cept maybe someone going through a breakup
Anyways take it in:
‘What’s more painful?
The discomfort associated with exercise, eating foods that maybe aren’t your favourites and the idea of having to make some small sacrifices.
Your body staying in the exact shape it is and probably getting worse for the rest of your life?’
^^^ That’s a decision that needs to be made asap, because if you aren’t moving forwards then you’re moving backwards.
And the more you move backwards and get your wheels stuck in the mud, the more difficult finally moving forwards actually becomes.
Let me say this
Whatever effort you’re currently making towards your health, your fitness, your body
Stick at it!
If you’re seeing positive progress; even as small as simply feeling healthier, fitter, stronger
Then you’re doing great!
And you’re making more progress than A LOT of people will make in their entire life
Stick at it!
And always remember that nothing worth having is easy
But is absolutely worth it in the end!
Have a great day!
PS. No real PS on this one.
I just want to share a picture with you that I really like, which sort of relates to what I’m harping on about:
BTW - The post pic is from one of the Cenotes (sink-holes) that we visited in Mexico...