Reflecting on The New Year

8th January 2020by Jane Wrafter0

I hope you have had lots of fun and rest over the festive period. Many of you attended classes between Christmas and New Year, and it was lovely to see you. Some of you have just ventured back this week, and many of you are planning to come back next week – we look forward to seeing you back.

It’s interesting to see how the festive break affects us all so differently, depending on where we are at in our lives, and all that.

Some of you have come back rested and rejuvenated, and some have come back feeling quite tired, maybe even a bit frazzled..it’s not always easy. Whatever it was like for you, and however you’re feeling now, we are here for you and we are ready to help you navigate your way back to a fitness rhythm and routine which will enhance your life.

All you have to do is show up……

Horizons and Habits….

Whether you are looking to the horizon now or not, all you have to do is show up, especially to that first class after a break, or if you’re feeling a bit out of sorts.

We are all human and therefore subject to the ebb and flow of life and whatever it brings, and sometimes things happen and we can feel that we have lost our mojo and way forward. If you are feeling a bit like that (and I really want to honour it because honestly it is sooooo common after Christmas), then all you need to do is decide to show up, to just come along and do what you can.

Willpower and passion are wonderful aren’t they? If you have them, then yes they are. Perhaps you are fired up by New Year intentions which is great – use that to motivate you back to your fitness rhythm. Maybe you never fell away from your fitness routine, which is fabulous if that’s the case.

The thing about willpower and passion though, is that they usually wax and wane. If you’re really lucky, you can harness those feelings most of the time, but quite honesty, most people can’t. And that includes me and all fitness instructors you will ever meet.

So what is the answer and how do we get round this? I think the answer is to capitalise on feelings of willpower and passion when you have them, and put a plan in place. When you have those positive feelings, look to the horizon and set your goals, then put a plan of action in place. Decide what you’re going to do, and diary your intention. Commit to it.

However, if you haven’t yet managed to feel passionate and ready for action, then don’t worry – just show up. Don’t look to the horizon yet. Just showing up might take you to feeling fully motivated, and it might not. But just keep showing up. And most likely, your motivation will fall in to place soon, then you can look to the horizon and set goals while you’re fired up.

Remember that we can’t rely on always feeling motivated, but what we can rely on is having a plan and a routine that we do regardless of how we actually feel, because it’s become routine and therefore isn’t 100% reliant on our emotion and feeling of the day.

So be kind to yourself, and know you simply just need to show up, and we will be there to help you do the rest. We look forward to seeing you.

Jane Wrafter


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