Last Saturday saw the start of the 2017 100 Day Fitness Challenge.
It marked the start of 100 days until the end of the year and, once again, I’ve asked people to come together and support each other to a greater success than if they were on their own.
Within our Facebook page we have 194 members all commenting each day on how and where they’ve done their mile.
This week I ‘ve already seen.
- Hong Kong harbour.
- The display of a treadmill
- Dogs on walks
- Babies in buggies
- The dodgy lion in Forbury Gardens in Reading
- Autumn leaves
- Bothies (is that a thing?)
- Groupies (not what your’re thinking!)
- App screen shots as evidence
It’s been amazing. The support is fantastic and people are already commenting with “I’d not have done this today if it wasn’t for this challenge / group“. How cool is that? The combined power of a group effort of one mile a day has had people doing a little bit of exercise that they wouldn’t normally have bothered with.
It makes me heart sing!
It’s the same in our Metabolic Balance group.
There are people at various stages of their journey all helping each other with motivation, support and a friendly “you can do this“, when life gets challenging. Let’s face it changing what you eat or walking for 15 minutes each day is not a tough thing to do. But the life we wrap around it, the stories we tell ourselves about why we don’t deserve it or can’t have it or need to fail or succeed at it make it oh complicated.
However, despite those stories, within that group of 19 people they have collectively lost 21.5 stone.
Let that sink in.
Since May when I started my testing of the programme and then started helping others, the group of 19 have lost over 21 stone. Quite amazing.
It’s why I love group work.
- Groups collectively support and propel you forward.
- Groups don’t need just one person to be successful, but they need all people to make it amazing.
- Groups make stuff happen.
- You can be part of a group to benefit but be invisible within in if that’s your safety net.
You can get 1-2-1 support in all all areas of development and it works if you’re well motivated and commit to yourself well.
However if you’ve tried that and struggled. If you want to be part of something bigger that pulls you along with it or if you just want to know that more than one person is there with you when you need a pep talk — groups work every time.
You can join our 100 Day Fitness Challenge here and compete 93 days with us
You can find out more about Metabolic Balance https://fasttrack-fitcamp.co.
I’m off now to prepare for our FastTrack Fit Camp annual weekend event. This year’s Welsh Weekender is being held in Monmouth in a beautiful house with stunning grounds. I head off this morning with a car full of granola and bananas for a great weekend.
And yes, more groups, more progress, more support.
Have a great week!