Here’s to a fabulous 2019!
How about a New Year’s resolution?
Please join us online for a live chat to answer some questions about health and performance on the Live Your Own Fit Facebook page. On Tuesday January 8 at 7pm AEST (GMT + 10) (Brisbane time) we’ll answer questions that you have about your goals (health/performance) and how our LYOF 6-week program might work for you. Maybe this can be the start of something great for you in 2019!
*Give you some of our key tips that have changed the way we feel for the better.
*What you can do straight away to answer some of your own questions.
*Habits you can get working on for greater mental and physical performance.
Back to that New Year resolution idea… is that a cliché? Or does a New Year resolution really mean something to you?
Cliché or not, any time in your life that gets you thinking about yourself for a moment is something to be embraced.
It’s interesting to think about what different holidays mean to different people i.e some holidays that are important to you, can mean nothing to other people. Whatever you’re feeling towards the holidays, such as Christmas, anniversaries, birthday’s, New Years, Easter etc. they are all great excuses to be grateful for what you’ve got and get together with loved ones for play and laughs, to reflect and get to know yourself a little bit better.
Personally, most Christmas’s Jaimie and I make the trip down to Sydney, with the dogs, back to where we grew up. We stay with family for a couple of weeks, have lots of fun and laughs, train in our old neighbourhoods on familiar roads and trails, see lots of friends, and feel like we are on holiday. We also indulge and spend a night in the city for our wedding anniversary. It’s a jam-packed couple of weeks but we love it.
This year training has been a priority with Jaimie signed up for Husky Long Course.
And I’ve put my name down tentatively also, as I’ve been feeling better and training pretty well, but I still need to squeeze in a couple of test days in training to be sure I’m ready to race again. Although training is important, while here it’s been our priority to see friends and family, so some sessions get replaced with family fun at the beach.
For everyone, (when not on a “vacation” like us currently in Sydney) in our respective “busy” modern day lives it’s easy to skip a celebration here and there, or let them pass by with a thought of “let’s do something for it next week” and then next week we say the same thing again, and again, and so on.
Well that’s not good enough. It’s not good enough for our mental or physical health to keep denying the restorative and enjoyable parts of LIFE! We must find time to balance out the work, stress, sedentary, neglectful, and upside-down priorities we have got ourselves into the habits of.
It’s not just a “feeling” of relaxing or laughing, there are physical changes that occur in your mind and body, caused by changes in your nervous system to be more para-sympathetic and less sympathetic – which means less stress hormones (less insulin resistance, deeper sleep, and an almost endless list of health benefits).
It’s these changes that we want to help you understand. For perhaps the first time in your life it’s not just going to be here-say (such as eggs are bad for your cholesterol levels) or popular urban myth’s (“no pain, no gain”) that are defining what you believe to be the best way to achieve your goals.
We approach our 6-week program with a priority on support. We can give you all the information you need to understand your own health, but if you don’t get the support from us to continually be aware of your own habitual thought patterns, those thoughts will continue to block you from changing your behaviours.
Some call it “self-sabotage”, but perhaps that’s not always accurate. These type of behaviours and thoughts could be old, pre-existing patterns that once served a purpose of protection, but are now causing behaviours that appear as self-sabotage because your circumstances have changed, but your thought patterns have not.
At LYOF we talk a lot about regaining control of your mind to allow change and relaxation to occur, but our deepest passion is changing the way people relate food and exercise. These double-edged swords can be tricky to navigate, it is only through direct contact with our clients that we are able to find what works and what doesn’t for each individual.
We do love learning, and although it does feel great for us to know how to answer your questions with confidence on the spot, we also love challenging questions that make us go away and think deeper, learn more, and come back with new information and a new perspective.
Please get some questions together and join us on Facebook Live for a chat @ Live Your Own Fit Facebook page – Tuesday January 8 at 7pm AEST (GMT + 10) (Brisbane time).
Happy, Healthy and FIT – with love