I don ‘t always want to talk about the weather in Friday with Heidi, but can we just take one minute to talk about Monday night?
On Monday driving to Swallowfield camp it was as if though we were driving into the depths of hell. It was pitch black, the clouds were coming in and it looked ominous. No sooner had I parked my car than the heavens opened, I mean burst open! Rain that stung your skin when it hit you, rain that bounced off the ground as it landed, rain with attitude.
I was convinced that getting even a handful of campers out to camp was going to be a stretch.
So imagine my utter surprise when 13 people turned out in the hammering rain to do a session. That is commitment, and I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I was to them for doing so. That’s the attitude I love to see. Being unstoppable. Amazing!
However, what I really wanted to share with you this week is how denial is a devious mistress.
I help people make progress with their health and fitness and well-being goals. To do this you need to know where you are NOW. It has to be a sensible and honest appraisal of what’s going on, where you are and what it looks and feels like. For many this is a body composition test and body measurements, so I can see what percentage body fat someone carries, what internal fat (visceral fat) they are carrying so we can see what they need to be working on.
It’s not at all uncommon for someone to say, “yes you can do it, but I don’t want to know the results”.
This is denial. It may be wrapped up in self preservation or protection, but if you don’t know where you are, you won’t know what you need to do to get out of it.
If you’re making a decision to change something you need to know what’s what right now.
Say you wanted to count calories. How would you know what to cut them to if you didn’t know how much you weighed?
Say you wanted to lose weight to improve your health. How would you know that you have lost enough to make a difference if you don’t know where you started? (Incidentally, losing 5-7% of your body weight significantly reduces your risk for preventing or getting diabetes type 2. So knowing this will really help)
If you wanted to run a faster 5km time, you’d have to know what it was so you could beat it!
So what are you putting off?
What do you avoid wanting to know because it’s too much to acknowledge or too scary to accept? Where could you have some more clarity so you can see how bad / good or brilliantly things are going.
At FastTrack Fit Camp I want to help you get the results you desire. We do it in a kind and supportive way, through outdoor group exercise, practical food advice and a starting point with the end in mind.
When you join us this month I’ll set you up with knowing where you are NOW, giving you a plan of action for food, exercise and commitment level needed to achieve it whilst making sure you stay on target along the way whatever the health target is.
Sign up here http://bit.ly/2jNLSgt and we’ll be in touch to book your first appointment so you know exactly where you are starting from.
We want to help. It’s what we do, it’s what gets us out of bed each morning, or out in the rain to run sessions. Seeing you do well makes us smile.
Sign up http://bit.ly/2jNLSgt and let us get you kicking denial out the door and welcoming action in.
I wish you a great weekend. It’s supposed to be a stunning one. Whoops! There goes the weather chat again!
P.S Stop denying and start taking action in whatever area of your life need that attention. Email me and tell me what you’re going to do!
P.P.S It’s not too late to join our free 100 Day Fitness Challenge on Facebook. Walk a mile a day for 100 days. It starts tomorrow!