I am on a journey of self discovery at the moment.
I have a preoccupation with discovering the best way to resolve my ‘broken’ thyroid (as it was described to me this week). As well as reading and learning about what makes people tick, especially me, so that I can learn best how to help others.
All this information and recommendation can get a bit overwhelming and there are times, I’ll confess, when I do wonder if it would be just easier to carry on as normal in a blind ignorance not trying to improve and gain more knowledge all the time.
And this is what I’ve found with my clients too.
They come to FastTrack Fit Camp and want to improve in some way like losing weight or improving fitness or their health markers. The trouble is that they come with all the collected information from years of reading magazine articles, watching YouTube clips, reading books and doing diets that they feel overwhelmed, confused and at a loss at what to do. They either try to do all of it at once or do nothing for fear of it being the wrong thing.
I’ve reminded both myself and some of my clients who’ve had overwhelming medical information this week that…
All this information is a fabulous thing.
Having information gives us the beauty of choice.
With choice you can choose to do something differently to effect a result, or you can carry on as you were but with the knowledge that you’ve chosen this way.
When you want to do something differently in the face of overwhelm all you need to do is one thing.
I work on the basis that whatever you do is a step in the right direction. There is no right or wrong order, making that first step will move you to a place from where you can make a new decision.
Say you want to lose fat.
Do you exercise first or change your diet? Do you start running or join a gym or dust your bike off? Do you change your diet to vegetarian, carb free or Paleo? Do you do cardiovascular exercise or strength training?
Choose one thing that’s different from now and the rest will follow.
Do one thing that takes you away from where you are now and you’re already taking a new direction.
In the face of analysis paralysis and overwhelm. Do one thing.
For me it’s been accepting how I need to change my diet to manage the Hashimoto’s disease this week. And I am 3 days in.
I may not have done much else towards learning what else I need to do or putting it into effect, but that can come next. Three days of a new eating regime and that’s progress enough.
Look at the big picture and choose one thing for you to get you off the spot of overwhelm and moving again.
You’ll feel glad you took that step!
Have a great week and if you fancy making that one decision about trying out a new class, do join us on Sunday at 9am at our pay-as-you-go Fit Camp sessions in Winnersh at Bearwood Recreation Ground. We’d love to see you.
Here’s a link to find out more about our FastTrack Weekend Events too. Click here https://goo.gl/forms/Dfle4XjvrzFxhHb43 and be the first to find out more about our two weekend away trips this year in June and October in Devon and Wales.
Have a great week, however many steps you take at a time.