COME JANUARY, WE ALWAYS FACE INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH GUSTO AND HOPE
A new fitness programme and healthy living are always top of our list. But sometimes after the initial euphoria it’s only natural that your enthusiasm may waver.You may have fallen victim to any number of trials and tribulations such as:
So, lets try and help solve these issues and get you back on the right track.
1. THE WEATHER
Whenever I questioned the monsoon-like conditions that frequent our shores in winter, my late Coach Noel Carroll, would often say-
“There’s no such thing as bad weather David, only weak people”.
On a very basic level it sounds flippant but I’m sure he was telling me that the weather was only an obstacle to success and in order to “Beat my personal best” I had to first beat the Irish Weather. Over the past number of years there have been massive advances in modern sports clothing. Life Style Sports stores stock the very latest in breathable running gear that will protect you from the elements. So, no more weather- related excuses!
2. TIME CONSTRAINTS
“Finding the time” is always used as a reason for giving up a new fitness programme. We live our lives by the clock but when you think about it, an exercise programme will only take 30 mins and that’s an episode of a TV soap!
If you are still struggling to find time here are a couple of tips:
3. LACK OF MOVTIVATION
Running does not have to be a solitary sport, and sometimes the camaraderie offered by a running partner or group is all you need to keep going. There is nothing like a bit of peer pressure to lace up those runners once again. Believe it or not, the bright evenings are just around corner and that will herald a new pep in everyone’s step!
Here are a few tips that I use with athletes and runners to help them get started and keep going:
GENERAL TIPS TO GET GOING:
GENERAL TIPS TO KEEP GOING: