As we are still around the half way stage in the challenge, just gone in fact, the challenges in your mind will be coming thick and fast right now.
Life’s ups and downs are happening for many of you now, and that’s why we call this a “challenge”, and not a “breeze” or “easy street” or “fun in the sun” or “get in amazing shape in 2 weeks” rubbish like you here from some marketing men trying to part you with your money!
So the situation i would guess for most of you is at its toughest right now?
Q My food is getting “bland”, what can i do?
A. Maybe try being more inventive with your food, use good basic ingredients still but there is no end of stir fries you can make and versions of any so called junk food, and no end of healthy recipes you can follow. I will be giving more input myself on this over the coming weeks, and listing many examples.
Q My body shape is changing but because of that, im noticing my fat on my body more!
A This is a good point, and you will be “breaking up” a lot of body fat on your body, and indeed, this is a sign your body is re-shaping! Your body firmness is improving as well of course, so once the fat reduces more, you will actually see some good definition!
Q I am frequently tired and am feeling run down sometimes?
A If you feel like this, then you have either caught a bug/cold, or you need to boost your immune system as we spoke about when we first started this programme. If you don’t eat fruit, veg, nuts every day, your immune system won’t be at its best. If you don’t exercise, your immune system won’t be at its best, if you don’t get enough sleep, your immune system won’t be at its best, if you exercise excessively, your immune system won’t be at its best.
You can see from this that its all about balance and living life in moderation, and doing the right things more often than not. A health and fitness programme will actually make you avoid the run down feeling when done correctly, but everyone has a cold now and again so don’t worry about it too much!
Q My clothes are better fitting but my scales say i haven’t lost weight?
A This is another common one we talk about all the time on here!! Throw the scales if they make you unhappy, if you are truly eating well, exercising with purpose, then surely you are moving quickly in the right direction so don’t look back at the negatives that can play with your mind. Your clothes, other people’s complements, the way you feel, the way you look in the mirror are hugely more reliable than the weighing scales! SO chuck them please if you want to, and that’s one problem out the way!!!!!!
Q I have followed your plan up to now, and surprised myself at my progress, but i don’t know if i can keep this up for life?
A This really IS a question and a common one. You have evidence you have done amazingly well, and made the HARDEST steps already, yet you still doubt yourself. Trust me when i say the first steps are the hardest and most of you now have made great big leaps. If you haven’t made the leaps, then theres still plenty of time!
The best part of making these leaps is that you truly discover your inner self again and what you really are capable of. Most people are capable of anything they want, the facts are that most people never achieve WHAT THEY REALLY WANT DUE TO A LACK OF SELF BELIEF!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE FOLLOW THROUGH on what you really want to do, change can really happen in an instant and you are developing the tools now for lasting change for the rest of your life.
Nobody knows what’s really ahead of us, but life will taste better for you all when you are fitter, healthier and stronger, as well as being mentally stronger too! It’s all here for you to do, seizing this opportunity is not only vital right now, but it can change your life!
If you condition yourself for success, then life seems to become less of an effort and you will accomplish even more. You will realise that most people are down or negative on most things, then have a look at how successful they are at their chosen endeavours for your answer on which attitude is best. It’s tough being “up on life” all the time, but it will become a major asset in you becoming hugely successful in achieving anything you want.
No fork’s in the road anymore, we are going one way so jump on!