It’s great to see so many people compete and participate in a number of fitness charity events around Perth in the first half of the year.
Fitness motivation in our communities is at an all-time high with more and more people becoming attuned to the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through exercise.
As the soreness eases, and the muscles start to recover, remember this is not the time to lose focus, slacken off and slip back into unhealthy habits, especially over winter.
Having reached the halfway point of the year, the next few months are the most important for staying on track. I know only too well from personal experiences that after dedicating yourself to an event, it can leave you feeling flat and mentally drained.
Be mindful that these emotions are common, it’s how we react to these situations that count. Don’t let the months of sacrifice and self-discipline that have given you a great sense of purpose, go to waste.
Learn from your positive experiences, take the confidence from your hard work and now set realistic new goals for yourself.
Many people go from zero to hero and straight back to zero. Find the middle ground, stay mentally strong and don’t forget it’s ok to slow down but don’t stop.
discipline towards your training
commitment towards your healthy eating habits
focus on your new set of goals
action a plan to achieve them.
My Favourite winter work, it’s a killer work out but I try to do it twice per week, in order:
UpRight bike 10km fast
Weights chest workout 3 x15 bench press, 3 x 15 incline flys, 3 x 15 push ups
2000 meter row
Weights back workout 3 x 15 lat pulldown, 3 x 15 prone row, 3 x 15 single are dumbbell row
20 minutes on ergo grinder interval sprints 30 seconds fast 30 seconds slow
15 minute on the X ski
Weights shoulders 3 x 15 shoulder press standing, 3 x 15 upright row, 3 x 15 side lat raises
UpRight bike 10km fast.
Finish with core work.
Above all and most importantly, have balance between family, work, exercise, your personal life, well-being and social life.