Tuesday, 28th November

Resilience is the word invented for end of November and into December training. If you are in a normal office/work/social setting, you won’t get many still pushing themselves hard with around 3 weeks left to Christmas.

My guess though is that if you are still training, you think independently and you are your own person.

Christmas is coming but you know how important being healthy is during this time. A lot of people may rely on you, your kids, other family members and work colleagues. You may have a lot to people to answer to but you know you can offer them so much more when you are fit and healthy.

You know you get your “mind right” when you are lifting in the gym, and once those sessions are done then everything else in your world seems to fall into place. You may be in your 50’s but exercise is the real secret to you keeping your ambition and standards so high in life.

You develop resilience by fighting through moments of doubt and indecision, and have the guts and determination to still eat well and fight through your workouts throughout those times of doubt, knowing better times will come as long as you keep going.

You have learned that exercise is your sanctuary, when you have quiet time, gather your thoughts, have time away from the pressures of life, then re-charge and come back fighting at 100 miles an hour. You have learned that even electronic devices operate poorly on low power, so re-charging has been a daily need for you.

You may have thought about quitting many times, many may have questioned your sanity hitting the gym this time of year, but you have too much evidence, too strong results to show that your life would never be so positive if you didn’t exercise.

Developing resilience means you are made of sterner stuff. It means you don’t listen to conventional thinking, you are definitely not one who follows the crowd no matter what.

This is the time of you to show exactly what you are made of.

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