Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life.
Enough individuals have trailed the gyms of the planet and found a space for breeding a new you. For many the dual Slur of work and life are a balancing act and when signing up to a new exercise and activity adventure, people will congratulate you, reward you and you will receive an explosion of compliments as a star performer on the change. It will become your be all and end all religion to drive down your own stress and to coerce others into the trainer led cult and fitness rehetoric.
Then before you know it apathy hits home and it is here we realise that it is the ‘what you do’ that brings the happiness. Pumping treadmills, racking up miles, picking out a prestigious environment can all be your meca. But setting the tone from the start tailored to your scheme of ‘likeable’ things is key to boosting morale, having serious fun and protecting your new found love to trainers. It needs to bleed into your work life balance, becoming more and more compelling and not leaving you feeling even more stressed and worked out harder.
How do we access it?
If you do things because you love them, the reward becomes second and it is the work that brings you the happiness with in it.
Whats so special about it?
Big or small, you deserve the best, and the engagement you get with ‘what is available and affordable’ within your sacrifice must be a mighty perk to redeem.
How do I find my perk?
Developing a ‘like list’ to getting active
Solution = Focus on the ‘like’
Without question devoting blocks of time down your local gym can gleen you fitness expertise and gains. Yet does this yield you an active support and community network? Whilst it is important to be active hold onto your values within your activity to roadblock the slope to boredom. The peers and the community that you choose to ignite your fitness hat can rev up your experience and boost mental focus for many years. People are motivators, communities provide sustainability and ‘people first’ fitness cultures win the argument to this cause.
Solution = Address it the right away
Fresh air, balanced goals and a dose of mental relaxation keeps your eye on the prize and can too offer reward. Being sport or community specific can gift you an abundance of solutions to getting your gig on. There is logic to be found by doing away with the status quo of a ‘gym programme’ and a reason to shift your focus upon people.
So before you sign up for your next ‘quick fix sacrifice’ STOP think and reflect upon what you are getting for your value for money here. Rework the traditional ideal to what it is to be active, what will be sure to establish weekly long term effective commitment is the hearty tribe you put yourself within.
Those things that can really help to boost our mental wellbeing: CONNECT – connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships. BE ACTIVE – you don’t have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or find the yoga mat. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a lifetime habit. GIVE TO OTHERS – even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word. BE MINDFULL – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
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Who am I? I am a 42 year old mother, certified fitness strategist and Health and Wellbeing lecturer.
I build education ventures where I have a team whom thrive to build communities on a quest to live meaningfully and light. Into 2017 we offer a growing catalogue of events, trainings and courses as fitness, health and nutrition experts that teach self ownership.
Building conscious individuals is my passion, and I have been doing that in my fitness career for more than 12 years, making the very best and questioning the why and truths to wellness and vitality.
My greatest passions are helping women end conflict and disconnection with their bodies and the spaces they inhabit. With my unique process and a customised approach, I help women discover the forgotten pockets of their own spirit. Creating beautiful group experiences in addition to private one-on-one sessions. I am a passionate wellbeing speaker and a lecturer in the UK fitness qualification industry where I can be found co-leading workshops in gorgeous places around the coast of sussex. Together we laugh, we cry, we entertain, challenge and inspire.