I am sure I am not alone in realising that the beauty of long weekends and holidays is that you get time to stop, take a breath and think about stuff you don’t normally find time to contemplate.
I see this from a flurry of enquiries as people realise they want to get in shape before their holiday, or realise that putting off getting fit isn’t making getting fit any easier.
For me I find that I allow myself more time to not work than I would if it was a normal weekend.
I know all the benefits of making sure you don’t work all the time and ensuring that your work life balance is well managed, but quite frankly when you work for yourself it’s bloomin’ hard. You’re always wondering if ‘I should just do this’ and that one thing drags out and before you know it it’s Sunday night and the weekend has passed you by.
Anyway, this Easter weekend I did a bit of this not working malarkey and had a bit of an epiphany.
I’ve had a few epiphany like moments in my life before so I know to listen when they happen. And interestingly I’ve been mulling this around for a long time and not quite got around to doing anything about it.
I’ve avoided it. I know that I need to do it, but have been afraid to.
It’s like clients knowing they need to change their eating if they want to get great results, but they can’t face it.
Or realising that to get fit you need to make sure you move regularly, exercise 2-3 times a week and not rely on the odd swim with the kids and a walk on a Sunday when your mum come to visit.
We’re all the same, we have a little fear inside of us that stops us. And I really don’t think we are afraid of failing, I think a lot of the time we don’t know how it will feel to succeed and we’re afraid of the unknown and of success.
Well bugger that!
I am facing this head on and taking a stand. I won’t be scared by this not working because I already know it does and will. I also know it’s right . I have been so excited and energetic since realising what I needed to do and how I needed to change how we, at FastTrack Fit Camp, help people.
How do I know? All our best testimonials come from the same people.
Those adults struggling with mood problems, depression and anxiety.
This is an area of scarily increasing numbers. Over 3 million extra prescriptions being written in 12 months in England alone. 53 million prescriptions in England in 2013…huge numbers.
Don’t get me wrong I am not anti-pharmaceutical, but I am anti blanket-diagnosis when no lifestyle intervention is encouraged or offered.
This is what we do best at FastTrack Fit Camp.
We help people feel better. Have control. Feel happy. Whether they are on medication or not, we help make people happy. And that’s all most of my clients want when they come to us.
They’re not really bothered about size 8 dresses if they’ve not worn one since they were 12 years old.
They’re not at all bothered about looking good naked, when they don’t feel good clothed just yet.
And they’re not really bothered about looking flash and coordinated at the gym — they just want to turn up and get on with it in a friendly place.
That’s my thing. Helping these people.
And if you’re thinking that you’re going to see a bunch of people all looking like this at Fit Camp…
This image that the media portrays of people with mood issues and depression is both wrong and unhelpful.
The people I know who suffer with these problems are great at putting a happy face on it, whilst suffering on the inside.
I see my role to help them, when they are ready, to find a new way. A way out of the fog of depression, the cloud of dullness and the lack of pleasure in life.
My vision is for FastTrack Fit Camp to be the company that people think about when they hear about or talk about people with mood and depression problems. The company that helps puts the happy back. We’re already known already for being a happy, friendly place to workout, that’s not changing.
Finally I am a very true believer in all of us doing what make us happy and doing what we’re good at, whatever that may be.
There a few things I love to do.
- Be outside
- Teach exercise
- Talk about and use food for good health.
Therefore FastTrack Fit Camp will soon be offering Nordic Walking sessions again. For those people who don’t want high intensity workouts. (outside and teaching exercise!)
Finally food. Food and the benefits of food for great health will continue to be a fundamental part of what we offer at FastTrack Fit Camp. You can’t improve how you look and feel by eating crap food. You just can’t.
I will be running my popular Happy Hour event again later this month.
In this free seminar you’ll learn learn the four key steps to improve your mood and happiness.
It’s for you if…
- you’re driving yourself mad with your moods and attitude;
- you’ve been prescribed anti-depressants but really don’t want to go on them;
- you are on anti-depressants and aren’t enjoying the experience;
- you just want to feel better about yourself;
This event has finished but watch out for similar events which we’re running all the time.
What have you been scared of doing because you were worried about what others might say?
Would would you do if you knew it was going to be OK anyway?