So, the other night I was in Dublin for a stag do. They had a one of these hanging spinning bars. Now, 3 years ago on my stag do, I broke the record with 2 minutes and 20 seconds…
And this record was only 100 seconds….
If you don’t know what the hanging / spinning bars thing are, here’s a video of me doing it here:
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I “thought” this would be easy. Even my mates who I was with thought that’d be easy for me..
I barely got 70 seconds…
And I was literally gutted 😂
Maybe I didn’t have enough Jameson’s and Guinness in me?
I was just comparing myself to my best day?
Which is exactly what I see some of the ladies do in our Fit For Life body Transformation Programme if they feel they had a ‘bad day’.
And it’s a recipe for disaster.
It’s exactly why I say to set goals for about 30 – 90 days and work backwards.
Because hen you compare your ‘actual’ results vs the ‘ideal’ results, you’ll always be pissed off.
Because your ideal always moves further away. Otherwise you probably wouldn’t be doing this in the first place as you wouldn’t have anything to strive for.
And it begins to look like this:
“I lost 2lbs, but I’ve lost more 4lbs in a week before”
“I didn’t drink for 3 nights this week, but I’ve done a whole week before”
And it’s exhausting.
So, try this instead:
1) Where were you 12 months ago?
2) What worked well? What do you need to improve? What didn’t work?
^^^ Remove emotion! Get facts.
3) If you could do it again, knowing what you know now, what would you do differently?
Go through this process, compare yourself now to where you were, say, 1 month ago (not when you played netball at school).
It’s you vs you now, not you vs the best you…or anyone else for that matter.
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