So I was having some thoughts going around my head today after chasing up on a job and finding out the boss in this particular department had passed away, she was a lady at a company I had been employed in a temporary position many years ago and she had a massive impact on me due to how strong willed she was yet determined at the same time. She always demanded the best from everyone. I remember coming under fire a couple of times, but at the time I was really unhappy about this, on reflection I can see she was teaching me to be disciplined and pay complete attention.
You may ask where I am going with this, well as its now a new year I know my mind is questioning, why it is only this time of the year or holidays that we starting exercise programmes? Don't get me wrong as I have not always been so disciplined and have gone through the same ups and downs as everyone else.
Apart from medical conditions and injuries, why do we fall back into old habits? Well I came to the conclusion that we don't keep the routines going for one reason or another, due to discipline and not adapting our lifestyle or daily schedule due to bumps in the road coming up. This isn't anyway a dig or to make you feel bad. Life happens
What is most important for us? That is to love ourselves by keeping the exercise routines going, you could well argue that going to the gym, swimming etc are to expensive. Well guess what the outdoors costs nothing, we can walk, run, plod along, use climbing frames etc. Always making sure we have medical consent, if we are undertaking a new training programme.
We only have one life and one body. I'm not using this lovely ladies death as an excuse to motivate you, as that would be disrespectful and I don't know why she died, but this was more a moment of reflection and questioning the things we do.
Life is hard and I don't doubt we all have hard times, what is most important whilst we are here, is to love and take care of ourselves. Not only through exercise but taking time out for positive care, should that be reading a book, listening to music, going for a walk, having a massage. You get the gist of what I'm talking about.
You are loved and appreciated by the people around you, now is the time to appreciate yourself and keep the momentum going. How do you do this I hear you ask, well keep a routine, be disciplined, ignore the naysayers as they are either jealous and want to bring you down or don't have the motivation, either way that's not your problem.
Today is the beginning of the rest of your life, reward yourself as you deserve it.
As always much love and until next time, keep going you can do it, we both know you can.