Showing posts from January, 2018

Fighting with the ''I can't be bothered'' demons.

The night before the race I find 1000s why I should not go. The battle is furious and at the end, I must use all my willpower to set up the alarm clock for a stupid o'clock in the morning. And even then I may have a weak moment too. But I go anyway (My mum says I was always stubborn kid)

And then, during and after the race I'm so happy! (Go figure out!)

I am waiting for at the start line, adrenaline is pumping, and I feel great. And I realise (for 478 times in my life) that I'm racing because I love it, because I can, and because why not?!
(I am going to print out this statement and stick it on the fridge doors! Will this help next time?)

This race was no different. It would have been so easy to say no, to cancel, to no-show.
We had a dinner with friends and now, at 11pm at night, only a couple hours before the start, we have ordered another drinks.

No one would blame us.
It would have been so convenient to stay longer in the bed, to cuddle and to have a lazy Saturd…

The Growth Is Never Regular!

"Success is a sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."  Robert Collier

The growth is never regular, linear. It's more like a series of tiny ups and downs on an upward spiral.
You may see a daily improvements for some time, and you hit the plateau.
The only constant must be your commitment and regularity. It's applicable to all your practices: fitness, meditation, eating, health...

Stop Complaining and Be Happier!

Do you live in the UK?
Are you healthy?
Do you have a place to live?
Do you have food on your table every evening?

If the answer is yes for all above, you have just lost the right for complaining!That's right. Stop bitching and mourning and start living! 
You are one of the luckiest people in the world.
Have a look, you have: human rights, minimum pay, free health care, unions, freedom to move, free education, benefits, free help, free advice, free food and shelter and much more. 
There are places in the world where people would kill for half of the benefits you take for granted.
So wake up and start to appreciate what you have. 
Make the world better place and smile more for God's sake!

My unhealthy Facebook relationship and how I deal with it.

Facebook is an incredible tool, it helped me to launched and run my fitness business and to connect with other people, but it also has its dark side. It's very addictive, and I've recently noticed that I am spending more and more time mindlessly scrolling down the screen in search for another dopamine hit. This is the exact behavior the people behind the Facebook wish for.
In the words of Sean Parker, the early Facebook investor, they want us "to consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible." 
And they have been winning for a long time, without me even realizing it.
Not anymore!! 
After uninstalling the Facebook app from my phone, I've caught myself, numbers of time, picking up the phone, for no reason.
Unfortunately, due to my work, I cannot be completely Facebook free.
But I've come up with a better solution. It limits my time spent on social media and makes me be mindful and meditate, many times during the day.
The app is called Offtime, …

Winter Training - 6 Months to Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh

How to train in the Winter?
What to focus on? Long and steady or short and intense?

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