Yup. ‘Fraid so. True dat.
It appears there’s just no getting away from it.
Or is it really ‘yawn’? When starting out at the beginning of a ‘fitness journey’ you’ll hear that phrase again and again, choke on it, dream it and, at some point (honestly), start to believe it.
Like many things we resolve to do (like write a blog), training can fall by the way side; life gets in the way; shit happens, you know? Life. So how do people do it? Scroll through Instagram and you’ll see the same faces with their selfie videos and workouts and you think: how in the name of all that is reasonable do they get round to doing it? Enjoy it even?
Bloody mindedness. Grit. Determination.
Set yourself a goal. Make it real. Make it just out of reach. Make it happen in the next 3 months. Honestly!
Write out your dream and get a calendar. What action do you need to take in order to get you heart’s desire underway? Write it down and make a list of things to get done, then prioritise them: what can you do today? What can you tick off tomorrow? The point is that you need to keep the dream in the front of your mind, revise it, write it out every morning and remind yourself that you are going to get there. You can do it and you will achieve it.
If it really is about training then think about incorporating a little extra exercise in your day: if you have a spare 10 minutes get yourself up and down the stairs as many times as possible. That’s free. There’s a myriad of free home workouts on Youtube and Instagram; it’s not easy getting on with it (speaking as an expert procrastinator).
You’ll feel good. I promise; it’s a ‘thing’ and it’s called ‘endorphins’. They will buoy you up no end, add that to a teeny sense of achievement that will grow every time you work up a sweat and you’ll begin to find that that ‘consistency is the key’ phrase will soon become part of your mindset.
Now where’s my notebook…