The summer time is approaching and beach season is nearly among us. All to often we end the year with the intention of looking better than ever this beach season, but then ultimately deciding in April that it’s too late and that goal that was so important last November, doesn’t really matter anymore.
The more experience I gain in the health and fitness industry, the more apparent it becomes that people need a deadline or an event to hold them accountable. There are very few people that can train and practice when there is nothing to prepare for, unless of course you enjoy what it’s you’re practicing. 9 times out of 10 what you need to practice or do is your biggest weakness. How many people enjoy doing things they’re not good at!?
Where am I going with this? Sometimes the best way to ‘force’ yourself to do what you have to do is dive head first into something extremely challenging. If you entered into a marathon that’s going to take place in 6 months time, would you spend the next 5 months sat on your backside or would you get out there and start training for this huge event you’ve committed to? Committing to an event opens the door for criticism; it puts you in the limelight. When that moment comes, are you going to be ready for it? It creates a level of pressure and positive stress. Every time that couch screams out ‘pick me and not the gym’, you have to consciously make a decision that you’re not particularly bothered about training for the upcoming event. A much harder decision to make when you have an event to prepare for than when you have nothing, wouldn’t you agree?
Now this is where it all becomes relative. If you have never run a mile in your life, you don’t sign up for a marathon in two months time, you start out with a 5k, then a 10k, then a half marathon and then the big 26 miler. With every completed event you gain confidence, heart, passion, a mindset of ‘wow, I’m capable of more, why was I holding myself back for so long’. Isn’t there a part of you deep down that craves more? A part of you that would take monumental pride in completing an event?
Nothing will make you focus and work harder than the anxiety of an upcoming event. The fear of failure and the sweet dream of victory! Nobody that entered an event and completed it has looked back and said I wish I never did that, but those that never take part will ALWAYS look back and wish they gave it a shot.
The more reason you feel you have to not enter the event, the more people you will inspire when you do it.
Round up a team, do a tough mudder, a Spartan race, ask a friend to enter the 5k with you. I promise you, the thought of a competition coming up will make you take it up a gear. Competition will make you feel alive.
What are you waiting for……
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