Ok “Tribe” we are going on a 30 – 60+ day journey!
I want you to take time and not think but FEEL what is the real drive and goal for your pursuit in Fitness and Health. Something that is going to keep you motivated in low and cold points. And of course, I’ll be there to give you that nudge and burpee lol.
There are two main types of people that move forward 1: Those that jump straight in, they train every other day, they throw out all their food and restock from fresh & 2: Those who gradually immerse themselves, they start we a couple of training sessions in the first week plus some extra walks then build it up, they use up their current food but reduce the portion of certain foods and add more fresh vegetables and water. They both can work and it all depends on your personality and support you have in place. You need to be aware that person 1 may get some results quicker but they could also burn out and will have to prepare for that 2nd wind. Person 2 is gradually building up small steps that are easier to maintain but maybe with a lack of results in the short term can again just slip away.
This is way we have to have a deep reason why we are looking for this lifestyle change in getting fitter and healthier – For what purpose?
If we are honest with ourselves we know that things take time and even though we can get some results and feel a lot better over a 30-60+ day period, the real gem is when are just being fitter and healthier as a lifestyle and it’s not a chore, it’s just you being you living your life.
Task 1: Find that deeper reason for embarking on this journey?
I can’t stress enough about the REASON you are doing this and this is why I use “Fit for Purpose” as a person mantra.
Personally, through my career in the Royal Marines and coaching I have certainly not done everything and far from it but I do like to trying to get the most out of life and not have that hill get me out of breath or that niggle from enjoying time with friends and family. I for those who know a little or a lot about me know I have been there with the struggles and will not let it control me.
Task 2: Get excited about the future!
You don’t know what is around the corner but let’s get going and see, these next couple of days may change your life.
Task 3: Evaluate where you are now in fitness and your SHMEC.
Ok, fitness is an easy one and if you are joining in one of my boot camps or online training programme then nearly every session will allow you to see where you are.
BUT SHMEC? On one of the FIT2FAT2FIT podcast EP096 by Drew Manning, he interviewed Dr. Jade Teta who coined checking your SHMEC to see if your metabolism is in check.
Sleep – are you struggling with your sleep.
Hunger – are you hungry all the time.
Mood – Are you having mood swings.
Energy – Are you lacking energy.
Cravings – Are you having erratic cravings.
One or more of these out of balance means we can do with looking at our stress levels, nutrition and exercise. Possibly in that order, if you are interested in more let me know or listen to the podcast.
OK, that’s day 1 of our journey more tomorrow.