Bay ActivePT Blog
The two reasons most people quit exercise! 16/11/18
There are two key mistakes that I see people making when they undergo a training program.
The first is that they are not willing to accept themselves for who they are and where they are at.
Why is this such a issue? It leads to unrealistic goals and training programs. You spend more time sore from your workout then you do actually working out. Which ultimately leads to becoming dis-hearted and disappointed. The final result..... Quitting.
If we learn to accept who and where we are. We can then enjoy the progress and growth that we see along the journey.
The second biggest issue is they don't actually do the work. I hear day in and day out "I know what I need to do ... I just" At the end of the day it comes down to cause and effect. You do the work, you truly apply yourself and you will get the result. If your half arse it.... well what do you really expect?
If you want results... you have to apply yourself. Talking about eating healthier and actually eating healthy are two very different things.
So how can you fix these issues?
Practice Acceptance. Practice Applying yourself. You will be amazed at the results.
This weekend I took a little visit down memory lane. I out of old habit drove into a car park and took my usual park.... It was my usual park at my old studio. My old studio, my first studio. It feels like a lifetime ago to be honest. But I sat there in my old car park and reminisced on every single moment. The moments that made me smile as well as the moments that brought me to tears. I can honestly say that having a small business has challenged me in ways that I never thought was possible.
And then I remembered this photo........ It looks a little bit strange doesn't it.
It isn't quite in focus and I don't really look ready for it either, but I took this photo of myself. I took this photo on myself to remind me there is a end to each hurdle. You just have to be willing to stick to it and ride it out. I had faced and conquered my hurdle and I wanted to remember the feeling.
To most people it's probably a bit weird that I felt the need to take a photo. But for me it was smart. I have never been good at looking back. Reflecting on where I have been and the road I have traveled to get me where I am today.
But I am learning and now it is something that I see far to often in my clients they struggle to see how far they have come in their journey rather then how far they are away from finishing it. But the thing I have learnt is..... The journey is never over, it just evolves.
So what am I trying to say..... Celebrate your wins, own your tears and enjoy the ride. Take time to reflect on each set back you have had and admire how much stronger that experience has made you.
All in all whether your a athlete, just your average gym junkie or just a standard human. Take time to reflect on your experiences. Be proud of yourself for not only what you have achieved but what you have over come.
In a world that has become so hate driven, why wouldn’t we celebrate LOVE when we get a chance?
I have seen so many posts about not celebrating Valentine's Day, because it is commercialized etc. I have seen posts saying "you should love your partner everyday" which is true but how often do we get court up in our own lives whether it be work or children and we forget all those who LOVE us, stand by us?
In this world were crime, bulling and suicide is on the rise what is the harm in a day that allows you to shoe how much you care not just for your husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend but also your friends and your children. Why not use this day for father's to teach their daughters that they should be treated like a Queen not as a object. Why don't we use this day to teach the young men of today that relationships are about more than sex.
I think we should use Valentine's Day as a opportunity to show our family , loved ones and ourselves that the simple pleasure of trust, love and respect. Love does exist it just needs some encouragement. It doesn't mean you have to buy presents but show your love and appreciation for yourself and those around you. Show up, be present, switch your phone off.
What do you think?
Dis you celebrate your love for someone on Valentine's day?
How do you show your friends and family you love them?
How do you show yourself love?
Working out over Christmas? 11/12/17
We all know that over the silly season it can be a little difficult to keep up our regular training routine. But do we have to?
How do you manage your eating and exercising over this time of year?
I want you to take a second and really think about what Christmas means to you. For me it is about family, and if I am 100% honest also about getting a bit of a rest. So how do we manage to keep the balance over the festive season with catching up with family and letting the body get a bit of recovery in?
Keep it simple.
-Start each day with a walk or maybe even a family bike ride.
-Take 3-5mins to meditate each morning before starting your day.
-Eat in moderation. If your family caters anything like mine there is always left overs so you wont miss out on your favorite dishes, so start small.
-Keep hydrated, with water!
So don't bust yourself over Christmas let you body recharge mentally, physically and emotionally form the year that has been and kick back into it in the NewYear
I Love Christmas! 4 / 12 /17
I don't know if many of you have noticed.... but I love Christmas.
The other day I put up my First ever Christmas tree in Bay ActivePT Studio! Can you tell I was excited??? Over the Last couple of days it has brought such joy to my clients and myself! But Christmas isn't just about the tree or the presents. It is hearing all the different ways that my clients will be celebrating Christmas and all the traditions they have. Some new and some old.
What make's your Christmas special?
Wow, what an incredible event this years Filex was. I am physically and mentally exhausted but so thrilled by our industry and where it is heading.
An event of this caliber is always hard to summaries.
All I can say is I am inspired & pumped to get back to work!
Caught up with so many great fitness professionals, Physios, Nutritionist and friends.
The best thing about events like this is being so submerged in the industry that you can be inspired by all that you see. Filex always feels like HOME!