When I started this fitness journey, there were many objectives to achieve that I’ve documented before and at nearly 7 months in, I’m firmly on my way.
I knew this path wouldn’t come without its challenges. Given the previous fitness lapses during my early 20’s and being a skinny guy with left sided hemiplegia, but hey, as my good wife says ‘nobody promised it would be easy, they just said it would be worth it’ and that message stays with me at the 5am get ups during the week, before that last rep and when I’m faced with resisting a cheesecake having already had a cheat meal! (update – I’ve since been given a protein cheesecake recipe from @protein_chef on Twitter 🙂 )
I’ve come to view my fitness strategy in general as a series of ingredients, getting the right blend and making it all click. The right programme, the right diet and right support network will see a huge difference week to week, making small steps towards your goal.
I’ve declared recently that the very last ingredient, the finishing touches that I lost a decade ago is summed up in one word: Persistence.
The programme, diet and maybe even your support network will evolve as time evolves and challenges are accomplished – however – if you plug away believing that you will get there, there is no reason that will stop.
It’s bloody hard work, but it’s worth it.