The biggest challenge we face as we go through life and try to accomplish goals, is getting over fear. Fear used to hold me back and prevent me from doing stuff. Now I finally see what a waste that is. I’ve been forced over the past year to confront so many things that would terrify me, and it’s only through being forced to do stuff, have I realised that life is better when you’re always out of your comfort zone.
I had to give a 20 minute presentation to a room full of my peers on Friday night. There was over 200 people in the room, all business owners. All week I nearly had a heart attack, my palms were sweaty and my heart started racing, 3 days before!!!!
But I did it and it’s done, and I loved it. I was clear, able to control my breathing and all the things I feared would happen, didn’t!!!
Somebody said to me at the weekend, to never have a plan B. They meant that in the sense of not taking failure and a back up plan as an option. If you want to achieve your goals, decide you’re going to achieve them and don’t listen to the voice in the back of your head that tells you to be prepared in case you don’t.
Failure is not an option for me anymore. I have a vision and I’m going to get there. Inspire Fitness is continuing to strive to help the residents of Galway be happy and healthy and confident in themselves. WE want to have excellent customer service and a fantastic client experience. That’s our mission as a company and we live by it. We’ve a great team going forward and I’m so excited for the next chapter.
To your health,
To succeed in anything, you need to first of all decide that you are not going to give up until you get to your goal. Your mindset needs to be in the right place. You need to know what it takes to get you there, how you’re going to get there and if it’s actually achievable.
If it is achievable, if you’ve seen others do it before, then it IS POSSIBLE.
It doesn’t matter if you fail a few times, or if you don’t get a handle on it right from the start, it’s the trying that’s important. That is the difference between success and failure, you either keep going or you give up.
You need to make a decision about how important your goal is to you. If you want it badly enough, you’ll do it. You’ll get there. Don’t get dis-heartened.
If your goal doesn’t scare you, it’s not a big enough goal!
Never lose faith, you can do this. Be patient, work hard, and good things will happen.
Yours in Health,
Are you someone who always leaves it too late to get into shape for Christmas? This year don’t let it be you. Don’t go on one of those fad
diets that tells you you can’t eat this or you can’t eat that, you’ll only pile it all back on plus more if you do! Instead, start thinking now:
- What dress size would you like to be before Christmas?
- How many pounds can you realistically lose per week?
- Now, write down how many days per week you can dedicate to exercise… you need to be working out no less than 3 times per week to see changes.
- Pick a start date and stick to it.
- Follow the 80/20 rule…eating healthy 80% of the time.
You can do it! You WILL fit into that LBD before Christmas!
You can’t out train a bad diet! Very true…try this healthy recipe.
It can be tough to know what to make for dinner sometimes, but these are healthy, tasty and your kids will love them too! They can be eaten with a big side salad for dinner or lunch. It serves two so increase amounts if you’re feeding more people! They take only 5 minutes to prepare.
- Prep Time:10
- Cooking Time:4
- Avocado – 1
- Black beans – 1 can
- Salsa – 1 half jar
- Shredded low-fat cheese – 1 quarter cup
- Wholemeal wrap – 2
Combine beans, cheese and 1/4 cup salsa in a medium bowl. Place tortillas on a work surface. Spread 1/2 cup filling on half of each tortilla. Add sliced avocado. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to flatten. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add 2 quesadillas and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 2 to 4 minutes total. Serve the quesadillas with a side salad.
Have a great day!
Comfort eating is a very difficult thing to stop. Unlike cigarettes and alcohol, we can’t avoid it. We need food to survive, so we’re facing our challenges every single day. For comfort eaters, this can be a nightmare.
I’m beginning to think that there are very few female non-comfort eaters out there. Most of us want to eat when we’re stressed, happy, tired, angry and sad, to name but a few. It’s a really horrible cycle that leaves us feeling ashamed, sometimes worthless and a constant feeling of failure.
It can be quite easy to get up in the morning and start the day off well, but it seems to be the evenings that get to most of us.
What’s the solution?
There’s no easy one. It’s a tough road, but a completely achievable one. It takes time. You must be willing to invest time in solving the problem and finding out what works for you. Distractions like a workout, meditation, relaxing with a book or magazine, taking a bath, playing with the kids, are all small things you can do that will help.
But know this. You are still great, you enhance peoples lives, you’re brilliant, you’re smart, you’re funny! So don’t feel bad for one second longer. Enjoy every single second of every single day. Spend a little time every day working on this, and it will work out.