Thursday, November 13, 2008

The road less travelled

To paraphrase Mr Covey, 'exellence is not a skill, it's a habit'

To follow on from what I was talking about yesterday it is so simple to overide bad habits with good. Simple but not easy, ....if you take small actions each day towards your goal or target how much more of a giant would you be in a year.

My goodness 6 days a week of weights and cardio for about 45 weeks a year including time off for rest periods and vacations and how much further would you be than you are now.

The mistake we make is in going for a goal where we start strong and then get to the point where we say ' I cannot do this for the rest of my life ' or ' I cannot eat this for the rest of my life ' perhaps because we are not seeing the results we expected.

Then don't look at the rest of your life....' just for today ' I will train, ' just for today ' I will eat healthy nutritious food.....surely you can do that.

We all get tired, irritable, sick of take things one day at a time until these feelings pass, and they always do.

You don't have to get into world class shape in 12 weeks. What about 24 or 36. Spread out your daily action steps so that they are even smaller and easier to complete.

Once you have done that for say, six months, for anything that's not sitting well in your life, you will have ingrained a new habit.

Combine this with positive affirmations and you will have formatted and re programmed your mind in no time.

If your life is not going the way it should try this....what ELSE are you going to do?


I'm amazed at the body's ability to bounce back to previous levels in a very short space of time.

When I stopped training because of my infections I was back to about 60% of my original strength before my accident. I laid off for about 4 weeks.Well I've been back in the gym for 2 weeks and I'm back to and in most cases using slightly more weight than I was before.

I trained very hard today and really focussed on form and time under load and I've said it before, if anyone thinks 1 set to failure for the entire body is a piece of cake, give it a shot. You'll soon change your mind.

I'm loving being back and I feel absolutely fantastic. LIFE IS BRILLIANT...YES?


Shari Kraft said...

Yes it is! :)

My 1-2-3 Fat Loss Solution said...

I'm with you Dougal...just for today ' I will train, ' just for today. Do you best today because it is the only day promised to us. Ever thought of writing a book?