3 excuses successful people never make

“It’s too hard”

Personally, one of the best aspects in getting fit and healthy was the broadening of my physical capabilities. Realising I could participate in opportunities I once shied away from meant I also broadened my life experience and made many subsequent achievements. Whilst you should never be ashamed to find something difficult, problems will occur when difficulties are avoided altogether. A gruelling exercise is probably a very effective exercise or requires greater strength to carry out. This should be motivation at its best! It is all perception. At ProTom, we tackle tough exercises, lack of training space and time and commitment issues with a ‘head on’ approach. This attitude strengthens our community and encourages self-competition. You might move well, but you could always move better.

Recently, I was lucky to witness a live talk show interview with one of 2018’s most successful athletes, Dina Asher-Smith. Dina is the first British women to be awarded three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay final during the European Championships. During her interview, Dina spoke about coping with rising expectations within her field and something in particular that stuck with me – the theory of ’talking yourself into success’. This theory suggests that tapping into your psyche and feeding off positive affirmations can guide you to victory!

No, I’m not implying Dina talked her way into winning the 100m final (if only it were that easy). Instead, I feel that this idea of self encouragement should be championed. Th only thing stopping us from achieving our best, is ourselves! As children, with some support and guidance, we taught ourselves to walk, speak, read and write, and now as adults, we are too quick to judge our capabilities and more often than not, we reject anything that is, ‘too hard’.

My personal experience denotes that showing up to the gym is the hardest part and is crucial to your success. I can also guarantee that the first round of *seemingly impossible exercises* do get easier during the second sequence! Sharing exercise sessions alongside like minded people or 1:1 assistance from a well educated trainer can particularly help boost gym moral. The trick is to not rely on these factors entirely. Turn up because you want to refine your execution of a particular 4Core exercise or finally master that tricky footwork within Thai kickboxing.

As you begin to exercise, your body will experience a state of muscle tissue shock. Essentially, exercise is designed to rip apart muscle fibres that then re-grow stronger and thicker. This is the basic process of muscle growth and the reason for soreness at the end of a good workout. Education is our passion. We care for the anatomical and technical side of fitness and our ProTom fitness members share this passion.

“I’m just not a fitness type of person”

As a matter of fact, neither is anyone else. Nobody was born an exercise supreme. A perfect example… Having recently become the worlds fastest man, athlete, Usain Bolt, unbelievably has suffered from scoliosis since childhood. To gain his title, Bolt is said to spend about 3 hours a day in the gym. 90 minutes geared towards strengthening his back and core alongside 90 minutes building muscle and increasing speed and agility.

Even with a valid excuse to stop, Bolt took his success further than any other man on this planet. When in doubt, envision your fellow gym goers as competitors that are training harder than you. You must win.

Self doubt is a sign of mental weakness. No longer feeling the urge to push yourself is natural but should be closely monitored and reviewed to ensure success. I cannot emphasise the importance of good nutrition enough. Your diet should compliment your workouts. Mainstream media confuses what should be a very simple task. Our bespoke, ProTom cookbook is full of irresistible and inspirational recipes. Drop us a message to receive a copy for free!

“I don’t have the time or facilities” 

Featured below is a video of company owner and trainer, Tom Lakos, showing us that there is never an excuse not to get active! Using some alternative tools at Lopesan Villa Del Conde Resort in Gran Canaria, he set up his own dipping station.  Re-direct negative energy into breaking down an event into manageable tasks. Get up. Tick. Get dressed. Tick. Turn up. Tick… and then reward good behaviour with even more good behaviour!

Featured below is a video of company owner and trainer, Tom Lakos, showing us that there is never an excuse not to get active! Using some alternative tools at Lopesan Villa Del Conde Resort in Gran Canaria, he set up his own dipping station.  Re-direct negative energy into breaking down an event into manageable tasks. Get up. Tick. Get dressed. Tick. Turn up. Tick… and then reward good behaviour with even more good behaviour!

The most modern and popular answer for those with awkward time schedules is online training. This training method is not only highly beneficial to both beginners and experienced athletes, it is easy to access and follow at your convenience. You can also now find us on MOVEGB.

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