Thursday, 30 August 2018

Backing a Winner

Hi Guys,

Hope you are well and have had a good bank holiday?

Last Thursday I went to Ladies Day at York races, it was a great day and I even managed to back a couple of winners (well my friend had great tips so I followed her lead).

Now I aren't a big gambler and I soon get bored when my horses end up trailing at the rear, so after the first couple of races I decided not to bet on one of the races, it ended up being one of the most successful ones for my mates and I missed out!

When it comes to horse racing I tend to think that it is luck of the draw as to who wins on the day. Yes I agree that some horses have better odds, better trainers, better jockeys and better genes however no matter what prep has been done it is all down to one race.

I have had some personal experience of this.....well not in horse racing obviously! However back in the day when I enjoyed doing long distance running, I was training for one of London Marathons I have completed and I was wanting to see if I could get under 4 hours. So I cut out booze (not that I drank much to start with), made sure that my healthy eating stayed on track, trained well, got lots of rest and had some great training runs. Everything was heading in the direction of hitting that goal!

When it came to the day I ended up twisting my ankle on a water bottle and ended up having to walk the last 11 say I was peed off is an understatement! As someone who was running the Marathon for 'fun' the only person I was letting down was myself, as it was my personal goal.

When it comes to health and fitness the only person you should be focusing on is yourself. It doesn't matter what other people are doing, what level they are at, backing yourself as a Winner and becoming the best version of yourself should become a priority.

At Fit 4 Force our sessions help you to become the best version of yourself, train at your own level whilst increasing health and fitness levels. The sessions are group based, however, the focus is on the individual. Interval based training allows everyone to work at their own level whilst still pushing themselves.

Time to start backing yourself as a winner!

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Andrea (prefer the socialising to gambling) Springthorpe
07949 959 547

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Habits achieve goals


Well it is a week since I got back from Spain and finally getting back into work mode! I had a fantastic 10 days away, a very much needed break.

I was struggling for content this week, hence why my blog is later than usual. I thought I could start telling you about my holiday and one particular night when I had far too much Gin and staggered home at 5am, but then I thought who wants to know about that ;)

Anyway today I want to talk about habits, part of my job is to get people to form new habits......start exercising on a regular basis and eating healthy. Now every year I go on holiday I lay on my sun lounger and read, something which 'I don't have time for at home' or should I say I don't make time for at home! So for the past 5 years I have come back from holiday saying I am going to learn Spanish and make sure I read at least 4 times a night before bed.

Well I can ask for un agua por favor and this year I took a book to read on holiday which I got for last years holiday and not read!!

This year I read 3 books whilst I was away, so again I got back and told myself that I needed to read more. Well the reason I am writing about this is because this year I have stuck to it! I have read every night (apart from one) since I have got home. I have made a conscious effort to go to bed half an hour earlier and read.

I mentioned in one of my previous blogs that I don't relax enough and I have found that this has killed two birds with one stone, reading & relaxing. I am great at getting up every morning before work and hitting the gym, I am great at prepping my food so I always have healthy meals, however, up to press I have not been great at relaxing. I often don't understand when I hear people say they don't have time to exercise as we all have the same 24 hours, however I have been guilty of saying the same thing when it comes to making time to relax and read.

Now health and fitness is not all about doing exercise and healthy eating, we have to take care of our well being too which most of us neglect. Most of us have busy schedules, we make appointments and schedule meetings very easily so why not book yourself some 'me time' in the diary and you will probably find that you are more motivated to do some activity and start to eat healthy.

If you want any help on the exercise or healthy eating front then click one of the links below.
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Andrea (too old for 5am finish) Springthorpe
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