Happy Friday to you!
A new month! New goals! Same weather… (just when is it going to stop raining?!)
It seems I hit it rich last week with the IKEA blog!
Thank you to all of you who took the time to reply, agree or take great pains to detail why IKEA is ay-mazing! I am always interested by which Friday with Heidi newsletters generate a response. That was definitely one of the biggest for a while!
Last Saturday I hosted and ran our first ever one day Fitness Day in Fleet. The Wellness Rebellion was an 8 hour immersive into all things fitness, personal nutrition, style, collaborative problem resolution, mindful time, relaxation and making new connections with like minded people.
We were well and truly challenged by the weather!
We experienced all seasons in those 8 hours from sleet to sun, to rain, to gales to bitter cold and around again. If I’d been an i-dotting and t-crossing kind of a girl it would have thrown me somewhat, but patience isn’t my best character trait and I found myself adapting, shuffling and reworking the timetable as we went along rather than waiting for a break in the clouds.
It’s been a theme this week with our clients too and I’ve been reflecting on the phrase ‘patience is a virtue‘
I found this description…
“To be able to wait for something, without becoming frustrated, is a valuable character trait”.
How good are you at this?
Can you roll with the punches of life as you work your way to your goal?
Or are you constantly chomping at the bit in a bid to make progress?
When it comes to fitness improvements and weight loss, patience is definitely a virtue.
How many times have you started a new regime and a week later got demoralised that nothing has changed?
Or you eat well for a week and don’t lose weight?
Even this week I managed one night of an uninterrupted night’s sleep of 6 hours (massive for me!) and was frustrated to feel worse than a night of regular waking.
Why are we so desperate to rush the results? Speed up the journey? When in reality this new way, is the way of the new you.
So this week my message to you – is for me too.
Time will show you how brilliant your results will be when you trust the process, know you’re putting the work in each day and developing a new way of life to not only achieve the results but keep them too.
Let’s all aim to be a little less frustrated and much more satisfied that we’re doing the best we can, in the time we have, with the situation as it stands.
Our Social Enterprise efforts continue to evolve in the background at FastTrack Fit Camp. Even if I am not talking about the various areas of interest we’re always doing our little bit towards them.
- I collected two sacks of trainers at the latest Bracknell Less Plastic Pop-Up and Refill Shop.
- We purchased 50 tangerine trees for families in Kenya to start a family business to sustain them. This was donated from a proportion of the sign up fee for the Wellness Rebellion last week.
- We’ve contributed to another 20,075 days of clean water to families in Malawi as a result of our Metabolic Balance clients signing up since January.
- I’ve been asked to talk about the inspiration to set up the Social Enterprise at a Women’s Conference next weekend.
- I spoke about starting out in Social Enterprise at a ladies networking group earlier this month.
- We have our next charity event on Sunday 29 March for the Wargrave based Camp Mohawk. Join us in Winnersh at 9am for a fund raising, heart rate raising workout to benefit you and the charity!
So it’s all going on!
I could be impatient and wish for warmer weather, longer days and less rain.
But I am going to wait it out.
Enjoy each day, do what I need to do every day to make progress and enjoy the results as they appear.
I hope you’ll do the same.
FastTrack Fit Camp is an outdoor fitness business with the focus on improving people on the inside so they feel good on the outside. In 2019 FastTrack Fit Camp became a Social Enterprise in Wokingham and committed to distribute a minimum of 50% of profits back to community environmental projects each year with the goal of helping our local citizens feel good whilst being outside too.