fI’m working on a blog post that isn’t quite ready yet, I was hoping to publish it this week but unfortunately there is a bit more stuff to dig up regarding mindset and onions! Stay tuned! Yes, I did say the word onions...
Regarding this week’s post, well… According to the calendar people are counting down the weeks leading up to Christmas. Our lives become a little more hectic this time of year, naturally routines change and fitness is often the first thing to take a back seat.
I hear a lot of people talking about, “getting serious about fitness come January.” Or “really focusing” after the new year.
I can understand what people are saying about the time of year as it challenges will power and food choices. When I was about 30kgs into my weight loss I got an injury on my left leg and it stopped me dead in my tracks over the Christmas period. (November 2013 into January 2014).
It is always the time of the year where there are going to be a lot of parties and lots of opportunities to make poor choices. Back then I promised myself one thing, I wouldn't train, but, I would maintain focus.
I made sure I ate really good nutritious food for the whole month and a half without worrying about the exercise part.
At that stage I still had very little confidence and the thought of stepping into a gym, or speaking to a fitness professional about my injury was just not going to happen. So I worked my way around the problem and it was a time that was extremely rewarding from a mindset perspective.
All I did was stick to my promise, I ate good food and made sure I got enough rest. I also made sure that I watched or read something inspirational each day, be it a YouTube video or blog post. However, the major thing that really helped me was researching and planning my resurgence from injury, it was my way of staying focused through the holidays.
With that said, if you are thinking of slowing things down because Christmas gets too hectic then don’t! Stay the course and focus on being the best you can be towards the end of the year.
If you are injured like I was or cannot espcape the break from routine then you have a few options:
The main thing you need to take from today’s post is that there is never a time to quit, or pause things, you just have to work around obstacles and adapt.
So this week just keep your mindset alive, stay committed to your goals and head towards the new year with the most awesome mindset you can have!
Have a great week ahead and remember to watch out for next week's post!
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Brendan is the owner and head trainer at Raw Motion Fitness.