New programme, renewed enthusiasm

DSC_0457Last week I posted a blog about how I was going to build some momentum ahead of my holiday to Dubai. Well I am now a week into my ‘momentum building’ and it is going pretty well. Despite not quite getting the results I want so far I am really enjoying it. The reason for my enjoyment is definitely my new training programme, it has renewed my enthusiasm for working out.

Anyone who has ever met me knows I love exercising. I make training such a big part of my life for three reasons; firstly I believe that you owe it to yourself to look after your health, secondly I take pleasure in seeing what I’m physically and mentally capable of and thirdly I find it is a great way to clear your mind of any stress.

Unfortunately every now and then I struggle to find the fun in training and it can become a bit of a chore. It happens to everyone and in the run up to Easter I definitely started to feel that way. Luckily I realised what was going on and decided to do something about it. That is why I put a plan in place to re-energise my training and build some momentum. It was all about refocusing and sparking my competitive nature.

If you read my blog on building momentum you will know that a key component to achieving success was going to be the quality and quantity of training I did. In the post I mentioned that my personal trainer Alex had devised me a new training programme and after completing the first five sessions I absolutely love it!

The new programme is split into four sessions a week and has been designed to improve both my mobility and strength. Although I have done lots of the exercises in the programme before I have never had them combined in the way Alex has done it. The other element that I am really finding fun is the structure of each session. First up is a lot of foam rolling and stretching, this is followed by a set of exercises that focus on improving the strength and mobility of a particular body part and then finally I have a ‘workout capacity circuit’, which is designed to make my sweat.

The new programme has been like a breath of fresh air for me and once again I find myself looking forward to hitting the gym before and after work. The only downside to it is that I am now aching in areas I didn’t even know I had muscles!

So if you are feeling a little jaded or need something to renew your enthusiasm why not speak to fitness professional at your gym and ask them to give you a new programme. It could be the catalyst for you taking your fitness to the next level.

Toby

 

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