What a title, however i thought it really made sense when i decide to write a few words from the past 10 months.
As someone who is a bit of a health fanatic, i watch what i eat, done martial arts for around 30 years and regularly attend the gym the pandemic sort of knocked me off my normal ways. Some months i have been great, good eating, little alcohol, exercise 3 / 4 times a week. Other months its been a disaster, far to much alcohol, crisps, eating gone out the window – plus the best exercise i have managed is walking from my bedroom to my office across the landing. Weight has been a good one as well, up a stone / down a stone and basically my body not knowing whether it was coming or going.
It came to me i needed a bit of support and motivation, actually other people needed the same. I asked on our teams slack channel around setting a little group up calling it ” Fat Club ” – more of a joke as none of us are really that bad. Idea was to try and motivate each other, help with ideas around exercising at home or help with exercising outside. Also bouncing ideas off around nutrition. Most had apple watches, we started challenges with each other, partly to try and motivate and push each other….
Has it worked ? Yes and no, most of us have kept things going although some of us have good and bad months – me included. However what it has done is allow us to channel our energy to support each other. I for instance took up running, never done it in my life and successfully completed the couch to 5k back in August. OK i am never going to get a world record however one thing someone in the vCommunity said to me, ” Every run is a good run because you have done it “. Another person in the group bought the same running machine i have and again has completed couch to 5k, even done night running which looks so bizarre. I even tried hill running, however i will be honest it near killed me LOL.
The little slack group is still going, we are still supporting each other…….
Christmas is nearly here, i have got back into training and my mind is pretty positive. I thought about the attitude of new start in the new year however i decided i would make changes now !!!! by the new year i would be in a better position…….
We will see …..