My Sunday running with the family up the mountain DOES NOT stop because it’s dark and wet.
It’s our routines that make us what we are.
Giving up this time of year means you give up on your health. You say to yourself that wheezing is just fine with you, because stopping training and eating rubbish will surely invite more difficult breathing in this weather. That can’t be fun.
Giving up right now means you give up on other things in life, because you haven’t got the energy to get up early and go after your ambitions. Simple as that. Those plans “will just have to wait” AGAIN.
We have large numbers at the gym still hitting it hard right now, and we deeply praise them and sincerely appreciate their efforts.
You GET IT.
You get what the connection is between great health, personal achievement and happiness.
Many people who struggle with their health want to turn back the clock when they were 18, and how good they felt. They rue the day they started on blood pressure tablets for example because their didn’t look after themselves enough over a number of years.
Yet they are still not willing to change their lifestyle, so eating rubbish and drinking a few times a week is the “connection” they make with youth, even if it’s half killing them now.
Your habits MAKE YOU or BREAK YOU. We try to stay a very strong team, picking each other up along the way.
As you get older, great health matters far more than spending too much on cosmetic material things that don’t matter, especially this time of year.
Your daily habits will make you rich in health if you practice a few simple things daily, we all have the same choices, some take them, some ignore them but they all have a cost now and in the future.
Look after yourself.
We pride ourselves on being positive, and exercise playing as much a positive part on our mental health as it does our physical health.
We discussed today the power of hanging out with positive people, and the long term effect this has, which is incredible over time and literally life-changing.
We discussed negative people today who used to play a role in the community, but are no longer here to exert any negative influence.
But here’s what I was reminded of yet again. Even a FIVE minute conversation about negative people and the negative impact they can have makes us feel bad.
I don’t really want to talk about dark times when negative people threaten to have some sort of influence on any of us. Giving destructive influences ANY TIME is your biggest waste of time and will threaten your happiness and mental wellbeing.
WHO you hang out with, WHO you associate with, WHO you choose to spend your time with is so highly important.
Lots of you have finalised realised this and it may even come after YEARS OF PUTTING UP with people who constantly run you down and make your own self-worth disappear each and every day.
Put VALUE on yourself, put value on YOUR TIME, you are better than all those negative influences that threaten to disrupt and destroy your mental health.
Don’t hang out with anyone because “it’s company”. Have time to yourself, give deep thoughts to good things going on in your life and realise you have heck of a lot going for you, and life is WAY TOO SHORT to worry about ANYONE who doesn’t want the very best for you.