We made it to 2020!
This time 10 years ago it was very, very snowy.
I know for sure because we were just about to launch our first proper Fit Camp sessions after the small launch in the previous November.
We were quite frustrated with how the bad weather would stop play and, we did have to delay the start of the day camps by a week or so. I remember feeling quite sick at the thought of ringing the people who had registered to let them know. I felt a fear and vulnerability about messing them around, looking like an idiot and worrying about this abortive start for a new business.
I don’t remember how long the snow lasted, or how else we were impacted, but that memory of fear and feeling out of control is quite strong.
And when I look back over the last 12 months the two emotions that would stop me from moving forward were still around fear and self control.
I don’t surprise it will surprise you to know that I like to be in control.
I hope not in a needy, bossy way. But in a ‘no, no I’ll do it‘ kind of a way.
I also like to know why things have happened. The nuts and bolts of a situation so I can prevent it from happening again (stopping being in a fearful situation again).
There’s not much I can do about snow as I’ve realised more and more over the last few winters but, during the last 12 months I’ve been doing some personal development work on limiting beliefs, childhood values and societal norms. I’ve spent way too long trying to figure it all out so it’s nice and tidy in my head and not as much time looking at what to do instead.
When you spend too long contemplating the why, you stop the creativity to ask ‘what can I do now?’ As soon as you let that go, you make room for new solutions and opportunities to roll in.
So this new decade I am taking a new approach.
To acknowledge that the baggage I choose to carry through life is of my own choosing.
That I can put it down whenever I choose.
When I do put it down I’ll be lighter and more able to be a more vibrant version of me.
We can all be more vibrant. You too can be a bit shinier. A bit clearer. A bit more, well… you.
What could you do with leaving here, right now on 3 January 2020 because it’s not really helped you this far?
How much lighter would you feel from leaving that there?
Perhaps you’ve not committed to losing weight because you’re worried that you’ll be too damn hot when you do and realise that there really are plenty more fish in the sea?
Maybe you’ve not started a pension plan because you believe that everyone else needs looking after first and you’re not worthy of personal, financial security?
Is exercise eluding you because of a memory from school when you made an arse of yourself by falling over in hockey and you don’t want to do that again?
Just sit and think on these repeating patterns today and see where they lead you.
Ask the simple question, “when did I first experience this?” and see what appears. I suspect it won’t be when you were thinking either!
I’ve been blessed with some random insights this year as I pull my jigsaw of life together. I can honestly say that it’s getting clearer all the time.
If you’d like to spend some time looking at your New Year ahead and making sure that you can leave some of this baggage behind please do consider joining us tomorrow at Hilton St Anne’s Manor hotel at 2pm for our Happiest Year Yet event.
Tickets are available on this link: https://hyy2020.eventbrite.co.uk
and we’ve got a fabulous line up of speakers and local, ethical and sustainable suppliers for you to talk to and learn from.
What else is coming up this first quarter?
Sunday 12 January we are running our first Charity Fit Camp of the year. A Family Charity Camp at Beawood Recreation Ground, Winnersh at 9am. All proceeds are going to Gabriel’s Wellbeing and Education. A Reading based educational charity supporting children with anxiety through play, education and outdoor learning. My kind of people!
Saturday 29 February: Wellness Rebellion Day. This is our first experience of a health and fitness day. A locally run event that provides you with the opportunity to do all the good stuff that we do on a Weekender without the overnight stay (or my cooking!). Limited spaces and 10 have gone already.
Friday 13 March – Saturday 14 March: 24 hour charity Fit Camp for Sport Relief. Bonkers I know! But we’ll be hosting 24 x 45 minute sessions through the day and night for you to partake in. Let’s make this clear, I am not expecting you to do ALL of them! Some of them, one of them is good enough!
Friday 8 May – Sunday 10 May: Devon Walking Weekender. Our third walking weekend on the beach in North Devon. We have limited places so do drop us a line if you’d like to join us.
And that’s it for this week.
Thank you once again for all your support this year.
Whether it’s by reading Friday with Heidi, being a regular Fit Camp member, a Sunday Wake-Up camper, a Metabolic Balance client or a Social Enterprise supporter I am truly delighted to have you with us and wish you the most healthiest of years.
This week’s best view…our campers after the final session of 2019 🙂