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Hope Is Not A Strategy

It was 2001 when the kick in the nuts came, I stood in a park having just tried to jog around a football pitch, I couldn't get all the way round.

I remember this day well, cloudy, windy and just generally crap.

I stood there and thought back to the days when I was running rings around players, scoring goals and loving playing football.

I remembered the years of judo training and thinking about the fitness levels I had back then.

It seemed those days had gone.

A career, social life, bills and relationship had taken over

It was at this point I realised that I needed to get a support system to help me get back to fitness

I knew it wasn't going to be a quick fix and I knew if I was going to do this I needed to go all in.

I had so many doubts running through my head but what happened next changed everything

- I quit my job and career in London

- I walked away from a failing relationship

- I got away from so called 'friends' who I knew were only holding me back or saw me as a cash machine

I gave it all up and lost everything to be who deep down I knew I could be.......

I moved back home with 2 black bin bags of clothes and £50 in my pocket.

That was all that was left after i'd paid off most of my bills.

I have to admit though being back at home meant I was getting home cooked food, the best food i'd had in a long time.

Being home allowed me to plan my way back to being fit and healthy and not only that enabled me to head back to university to study sports science. The rest is history and it's because of this change, you're now reading my blog.

I know what you're thinking...

"What does all this have to do with me"

It has plenty to do with you, before I started I probably used every lousy excuse in the book not to start....

So, if you ever find yourself in that position of thinking:

"I can't do this"


"I'm not good enough"


"I'm waiting for the perfect time to start"

Take a step back for a second and remember hope is not a strategy.

Do something. Start by choosing to take control.

Start by putting you and your family’s health first.

Start by writing down a powerful reason WHY you want to change.

(not just "I want to lose weight" or "I want to tone up"....

You need to dig deeper and twist the knife into the real pain and emotion that's holding you back, only then will you find your real reason WHY)

Start by telling yourself that you can change, believe in yourself and your own abilities, your health is at stake here.

The first few weeks are challenging and almost feel a bit awkward.

Whenever I try something new, I still feel way out of my depth, but when you commit and just keep at it for a month - you'll feel and notice the changes.

This will give you the motivation to carry on.

Start by learning to be more positive and focus on the things that really matter in your life.

Then just do it.

If you do, you'll be way ahead of most people.

If you relate to this or feel that it can benefit someone else feel free to share.


Coach @ The Perth Fitness Camp

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