Post Show thoughts…with time to digest and reflect…
The whole process from day one was exactly as expected…I felt uncomfortable at times but I simply kept going!
On the whole I didn’t find prep hard. Although, there were tough moments (2-3 weeks out) as expected, it became a routine…just a part of life…getting everyday tasks done is now the norm. This is how it has to be when you want to make change and level up.
I built a consistent routine that made the process as smooth as possible. Without routine, things can get messy very quickly.
The look on people’s faces when I tell them how long this prep was is priceless…it felt like 3 preps in one. For a first prep, it was testing I must admit.
It makes going into the next prep feel easier as we have a date locked in…touch wood.
What I’ve learnt…
Your mindset is key – be in a good place when on prep. Then again, the ‘process’ itself can take you to a better place.
It can be a lonely sport – you are in charge of your activity, your habits, your actions. Nobody is going to do the work for you. With the intensity and frequency of my training, I found it hard to train with others. Headphones on and I’m fully focused. I grew to enjoy this…taking myself to a place mid session where nothing will distract me.
I was fortunate enough to have some solid people around me. The support network always helps.
On the flip side,
People can often make comments that aren’t the most positive. Food police
More often than not people can sometimes be projecting their insecurities onto you…this is something you need to be aware of when you’re leveling up!
At first, they laugh…then they rate the graft…when victorious, they applaud the work.
The key is not working for the applause, but do the work that deserves it!
When you go through a process of change, it’s admirable. You inspire yourself, and in doing so, inspire others.
Ignore the outside noise and focus on the task.
Remind yourself why you’re on this journey
Keep going – even on those days where you have no energy to get up and get the cardio done, the late night steps in the rain.
More to post show thoughts to come…