Well I think we can safely say Mother Martin is going to slap me upside the head for the title of this article! Sorry Mum! We know the drill..... everyone's healthy eating and exercise regimes go to pot at this time of year. We write off being healthy until the 1st January but by the time we get there we feel pretty bloated, lethargic and pretty bloody crap..... and worst still we are back to the fitness levels we had months before, losing all of our progress and the results
So I was thinking this morning, what is different about the people that stick to an exercise program - or what is different about that person at that exact time in their lives? Why do some people get better results, and why do other's end up feeling like they are wasting their time. Here's what came to mind.......
1. CONSISTENCY - they set themselves a schedule and come hell or high water they stick to it. Almost nothing will get in the way of their exercise.... They fully
People always say to me 'oh but it must be easier for you because you enjoy exercise and yeah for sure, I 100% agree with that. But the thing is I didn't use to. I used to fucking hate it. My Mum used to drag me out on runs with her as a teenager and I used to pretend my shoelace had undone so I could have a break. She must have wanted to throttle me with it. I'm surprised she didn't to be fair, I was pretty annoying. I was chubby and unfit at college but then at uni I decide
So you've committed. You pound the streets. You hit the treadmill. You've got your running A-game on. You've made time for your running regime and you've stuck to it. High five! Most people do not even get out of the starting blocks - they manage it for a week and then low and behold it all seems like too much effort and they're back on the sofa loving a bit of Eastenders and wishing they could be fit. You are getting fitter and you can run for longer. Maybe you're even enter
So when you see a poster for a gym or a class, inevitably it's loads of ripped 20-30 year olds stroking their abs and looking smug as f##k. Thing is, in real life, this age bracket are just as likely to be smothered in a vat of wine and Jagerbombs than they are to be smashing out the exercise....and its possibly those who are plus 30 and beyond who have realised they need to look after their body in order to live as long and healthy a life as humanly possible. There aren't ma
Ahhh yes, we know them, they live amongst us, sometimes we are even that person for other people! We need to recognise them, ignore them, often still love them, but most of all just carry on with our day, because we know above all else that we are doing the right thing...... for ourselves, our future selves and our families. YOUR SUCCESS MAKES THEM DOUBT THEMSELVES People like to be right. We like to FEEL right. It's human nature. As you become fitter, look fitter, say no to