Tuesday, July 17th

Have you got the nerve to do this and stick this out? Really, it’s not that kind of superhuman effort it all, it’s all about sticking it out.

Sticking it out until you get better bit by bit.

Sticking it out when times are dark, but you need to know it’s often darkest right before dawn.

Sticking it out when you think you’re not getting anywhere, when in fact you are only just short of the finishing line, and one more nudge would do it.

The people who you see having great success with us aren’t superhuman, they are super people but nobody is super human.

They have cried many times, been fed up many times, we have had words on occasions, but we have sorted our differences out for the better.

It’s good to tell you the truth, no success story goes perfectly, and often goes in a zig zag way, up and down all the way, but work hard enough, do the right thing often enough and your good work will always come through.

So having the “nerve” is all about sticking it out, not falling for faddy rubbish and not being satisfied with just 2 months results, how about measuring yourself after 2 incredible years, now that would be incredible for me to see, and it will be incredible for you because people would be in awe of your progress.

Until you commit to living a healthy lifestyle, then the true greatness within you will never be realised. You have choices to make, you either be the person who comes and goes or you become the one who knuckles down, transforms your body and then automatically transform your life.

Waiting to work with you to get the best out of you.

Friday, 13th July

Antioxidants

We have all heard the term antioxidants these days and associate them mainly with fresh fruit such as blueberries.  However, there are many fruits and vegetables that  contain good sources of antioxidants which are highly important in your training diet.

Antioxidants are important in your diet as they prevent oxidation and protect the cells from free radicals.  These free radicals can cause diet related diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Free radicals tend to attach to the fatty acids in the body and can cause havoc to your cells.

The foods that contain these valuable antioxidants are rich in vitamin A, C and E and the minerals Selenium, Copper and Zinc.

The following foods contain these antioxidants in abundance and we encourage you to include them at every opportunity in your diet.

Broccoli and other green leafy vegetables

Carrots

Peppers

Olive oil

Apricots

Nuts/Seeds

Whole grains – oats, rice, quinoa, corn

Monosaturated fats and oils such as olive oil, rapeseed oil and avocados are much better for you than polyunsaturated fats and oils such as synthetic magarines.

Friday, 6th July

To have a go or not.

Most of us worry about what people think of us, which is often the kiss of death to our ambitions, dreams, and teaches us not to kick up a fuss, even when we know what we are doing is often not for us.

Many worry if they get enough “likes” when they post on social media, when instead they should just post what they believe in if they think it can help people positively.

Some choose a “safe” career path because that’s what “everyone” who mattered “wanted” for them, even if they aren’t engaged in what they do and all they dream of is their “pension”, wishing their lives away instead of making a meaningful positive contribution in life that they could be proud of at the end of their days.

My kids have started writing cartoons, a bit basic to start with but they are quickly getting better, now they are funny and the stories more and more inventive. Nobody is holding them back, they are just pumping the stuff out, with practice and they are improving fast.

Their stories are individual, colourful and straight out of their minds. No copying. I applaud their efforts, and they continue to get better. Kids and people in general get better when you give them a chance, and encourage them to get better.

Most of us have deep ambitions within us to do something magical as kids, but that is often stamped out of us by endless rejections of our own “art” and our own interpretations of what our work should be.

Chances are that if you have more encouragement along the way in life, instead of painful rejection, more of us would end up doing what we really want to do. 

Accept rejection though as a fact of life, and as a sign that all you need to do is work on a better approach, success will come to you as you keep on refining what you do for the better, and you keep sharpening your skills.

Accept too that the path you really want to be on means you will leave people behind along the way. True friends don’t hold you back and tell you that you cannot do it. They will be honest with you, support you but at the same time tell you the stuff you need to work harder on to get where you need to go.

Whatever stage in life you are at, get out of what people think is “ok” for you to do, and get after what really matters to you, and go after it with everything you have.