“Do what you love, love what you do…”
As you draw back the curtains shortly after your alarm goes off, you’re hit by a wall of rain and a heart dropping moment. You’ve got to go and train in this!
It’s a Saturday morning and you’ve had a long week. But you want to get in shape and the bootcamp on Clapham Common is how you’ve decided to do it.
Three of your friends already go and they love it. Dave is a former Royal Marines commando. Scott grew up in Scotland and spent most of his youth hiking in the rainy highlands. And Amanda is nuts! She loves getting wet and muddy.
But that’s them, not you. You were never in the military, you’ve only seen the highlands on TV and you’re not nuts. At least you don’t think you are…
This is a big mismatch between what you like and what you’re doing. How sustainable do you think it is likely to be?
One of the keys to any sustainable change is to match what you like with what you are doing, so it feels like the least amount of effort possible.
First time for everything
Of course, if you’ve never done anything like this before you will have to find out what works and what doesn’t. That’s part of the process.
What kind of things do you like doing?
Would you prefer to be in a gym inside or outside in all weathers?
Do you prefer doing exercise in groups, being part of a club or going it alone?