I know for many of you January has been a long month. In fact one of our Swallowfield Fit Campers said to me last night that I was probably the only person who thought it had gone quickly.
It has! I feel like it’s flown by in a flurry of decision making (following my own advice!), GSD (another one of my mantras) and ensuring that I stick to one of my resolutions from last year (taking a day off a week).
Have I been perfect at it? No not one bit. But I’ve definitely made more progress than if I hadn’t decided to do these things.
So how was your January?
What, when you reflect on it, has been progress for you?
I’ve had some pretty lovely progress reports from delegates of our Healthiest Year Yet event on 5 January already.
Comments about how they’ve made small changes to make simple improvements.
Such as cooking soup from scratch and adding in one extra vegetable or salad at lunchtime each day.
Deleting Instagram and Facebook from one of our attendees phone has made her so much happier. She said “I’ve realised that it makes me feel utterly shit about myself, a proper belly wrenching shit.” How cool is that? Doing that one quick thing, it only takes seconds to uninstall an app, and it changes viscerally how someone feels about themselves. It may have been a long January, but that’s one positive action that’s made the whole world of difference to that one person.
I’ve heard of groups banding together to do walking events later this year. Friends getting together as accountability buddies to keep everyone on track. Delegates from the event using what they learned from Dr Lindsay Browning about improving sleep habits. Whilst others after hearing me talk about setting a few positive rules around exercise – such as – ‘no more than 3 days between workouts‘ have started and are sticking to it.
When you reflect on your January, how has it been? I’m very positive about my January, how I’ve dealt with it and what I’ve learned, which leads me to…
What have you learned about your experience of it? For me it was a great reminder that it doesn’t have to be perfect, but I do need to take action. No faffing, no over-thinking and definitely no putting things off.
How can you work with that into February? What has been successful that you want more of? What wasn’t as good as it could have been and can be improved on? What’s best left alone?
This isn’t about keeping on, driving forward the whole time. It’s about recognising what’s worked, what can be continued and what can be tweaked. Do that at a small level and the stress the changes have on your life is reduced, but the impact on your longer term sense of well-being is amplified.
I encourage you to amplify your actions this month and see what happens in 4 weeks time.
This Sunday we have our first Family Charity Camp of the year. We’ll be running our Fit Camp session at Bearwood Recreation Ground in Winnersh. All proceeds go to World Challenge and a specific project in Madagascar that one of our regular Fit Campers’ sons is attending this summer. If you’d like to join us please appear for a 9am start with a mat, some gloves and water.
We also have our current Weekender availability for you. Places are going on all three of them and if you’re thinking about joining us why not make a decision today?! These events create impact, are memorable and, in some cases, very life changing for our delegates.