The Train For Life Pre XMas Challenge Winners came to an end and left us with some very positive stuffs.
To start with, the challenge which took place from the 21st of November to the 21st of December was a success!
In fact the challenge reminded us the importance of having goals to achieve, in order to be driven, to stay focused, interested.
The winners have been assessed on two main areas, physical changes, positive attitude and drive.
Therefore , we have three winners instead of one, as I want people to know that if they put the work and show a positive attitude, it is NOTICED AND VALUED.
WINNER 1 is Lilly:
Lilly has been training with us for almost a year now and as she learnt about the challenge, she didn't hesitate and did it. During that month she doubled her effort and participated in more spin class.
She showed a positive attitude and worked harder. It is important for me to let everybody know that she made me proud and inspired me.
Winner 2 is Rachel:
After suffering a bad injury and being inactive for months, Rachel came back STRONGER THAN EVER.
Years back she told me that she wanted to beat me in which ever fitness activity we were doing...I LAUGHED AND TOLD HER... KEEP ON DREAMING.
Today, I have to admit that she IS REAL COMPETITION FOR ME. This annoys me, but also pleases me a lot as she will motivate, and help me to improve.
Winner 3 is Kirsten:
She is an important person in the group, she has been with us for over a year and has always showed an incredible work ethic. Very driven, strong, hard worker and open to critics. She puts the work and listen, so she keeps on improving.
Most of the time, it is hard to get the fitness and the physique at the same time, unless you know what to do, what you want and are ready to pay the PRICE.
Kirsten managed to get close to her ideal physique, she lost approximately 2 stones in 1-2 months and look amazing. I obviously congratulated her as she managed to stick to a training routine as well as to change her nutritional habits. All her efforts paid off!
I repeat, I congratulated her and tell her how proud I am.
Nevertheless, I also warned her as her training regime seems to have no end as well as her weight loss.
GUYS THE MESSAGE I WANT TO SHARE HERE IS MODERATION IS THE KEY. IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE GOALS TO REACH, IT IS NECESSARY TO PUT THE WORK TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS BUT THEN YOU NEED TO ASSESS THE SITUATION AND RECOGNISE WHEN "TOO MUCH IS TOO MUCH".
Rachel and I are example of people who didn't recognise or wanted to accept our limitations. It led Rachel to a long term injury and myself to be stuck in bed for days.
Nothing is beyond health, not strength, not a wonderful physique ... Nothing. Do what you like and enjoy your fitness journey as much as you can BUT LISTEN TO YOUR BODY, LISTEN TO THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND ABOUT FITNESS, LISTEN TO THOSE WHO LEAD BY EXAMPLE, LISTEN TO THOSE WHO WILL NOT ALWAYS TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR BUT WILL ALWAYS TELL YOU THE TRUTH.
"The Fitness Journey is an Ultra Marathon NOT A SPRINT SO DONT BURN OUT TOO SOON..."