Throughout the month of June we have committed to continuing our blog series for 2019.
Over the next month a series of posts will outline what lifetime landmarks might be, what they mean to us and why we react like we do to them (Dreading being 40) and how we handle it.

Lets think of the biggest things that happen in our lives, the things we would call true lifetime landmarks (dramatic i know).
Perhaps it’s your wedding day, a pregnancy or a big birthday.
Every one of these should be happy times, big celebrations with friends and family, but in reality these things bring a host of stressors, worries and anxieties.
We hear it all the time, “I don’t want to be a fat bride” or “my body is going to be ruined” or “I just pictured things different by the time I was 30”. All these are sorts of things you will hear around those big landmarks.

We as individuals are quick to criticise ourselves or to be too hard on ourselves, we expect more from ourselves and in general we don’t say very nice things either.
Would you say those things you to say to yourself, to someone else? What about any of these…
“Wow you are going to look massive in that dress for the big day”
“That baby is going to ruin your body forever”
“Shit you’re 30 this time, I thought you would be doing better by now”

So first up we have to talk acceptance, that event is coming around one day and it will probably come quicker than you ever thought possible.
Accept it and embrace it, that will make the process a lot more enjoyable to start with.

Once accepted, lets make a plan of action that can stop those biggest anxieties in their tracks.

Below we will concentrate on the last one of the landmarks we’ve mentioned, Landmark Birthdays!

Big birthdays

It’s very normal to get to a big birthday or even the build up to a big birthday and reassess where you are up to in life. Everyone does it, I hit 30 this year and had the realisation that I still hadn’t achieved things I said I would do at 20, but that’s because somewhere down the line other things just took my focus and those goals changed.

If it’s the image in the mirror you aren’t quite happy with or the way you feel that is the problem then my advice is this, accept it, think where you want to be, make a plan and find the person who can help you carry out the plan to the best of your ability. That might be someone like me, a trainer to help with the plan and motivate you throughout or it could be your other half or a friend.

All in all, be kind to yourself, accept these big life events, get a plan and enjoy the process so you can enjoy the event.

 

 

Thank you for engaging with our June Blog Series.
Our aim is to excite, engage and educate our clients and followers.

If you have any questions regarding anything contained in this blog, please do not hesitate to speak to your Personal Trainer or contact us directly.