Smiling at me….in a ‘mocking’ kind of way
With sweat dripping from my face, a dry mouth, and no energy
I stood up and ‘powered’ up the hill
Unfortunately, there was little ‘power’ in these batteries
And my wife’s mocking smile turned into laughter as the perfect family of 4 overtook me 🙂
“I’m thirsty. Feeling dehydrated”
“I haven’t cycled in a while because I didn’t have the time”
“I didn’t sleep well”
“I’m still recovering from all the work I’ve been doing, getting married and competing and placing 2nd in Britain in a Physique show (yes I stood on stage in some skimpy speedos, tanned up once or twice)”
“they had better bikes than me”
“the tour guide, Igor, lied to us. This is not an ‘easy’ route
^^^ just some of the STORIES I told myself to justify why I was SO unfit
Now, this was in 2014 on our honeymoon during a bike tour
It was supposed to be of ‘easy’ difficulty
^^^ According to our macho tour guide, Igor
Igor even suggested to drink some water from the tap that was at the same height as my ankles at a beach
when I started complaining I was thirsty 🙂
‘I do it all of the time’ he said
^^^ I passed on this one
But here’s the thing
When the dust settled
“stories” AKA excuses put to bed
The results told me I was unfit
I could not argue with that
^^^^ Unless -of course – the 12 years old who overtook me on her bike is now an Olympian and in that case…I did alright!
But what I could argue with?
The excuses and stories I told myself to justify why I was unfit
‘busy doing my postgraduate nutrition research in Oxford”
“Busy with the wedding”
And I do the same now…
“Oh, I’ve got a baby so I can’t have fun anymore…”
But here’s the thing….
Unless you prioritse your day
Someone else will do it for you
Change WILL happen (it’s inevitable)
but that change won’t be led by you
Because you reap what you sew.
Just like Marie did on Fat Loss Mastery over the past 3 months.
here’s what she said:
And I couldn’t be more proud of Marie for giving herself permission to take back control of her snacking habits
Want results like Marie?
You can register for my FREE in-person seminar on Tuesday 9th May at Marlborough Golf Club 18:30 – 19:30
Where I’ll be revealing:
* How Cassie has lost 2.5 stone (and counting), is ditching the baggy clothes, and has the energy to do more fun and memorable activities with the kids
Matt ‘the TOO tired cyclist’ Fruci