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Commit To Trying Something New

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A big issue with getting into a training regime is beating that mental barrier of actually starting something. 

A perfect example would be New Year's resolutions, where we all start January of every year with those good intentions and by 1st February, 95% of us have already quit. 

Being a parent also places a lot more stress upon us as let's be honest, our needs and wants are way down the list. 

For some of us (not everyone though), no matter how much we would like to, committing to a 5 day a week, 12 week transformation will be unrealistic, so telling yourself you can and will, may only end up setting yourself up for failure. 

What would be better would be to set realistic goals that are achievable and progress from there.

For most people that simply means telling yourself you will do something, once. 

No mental commitment to keep it going. 

You will go for a run, you will attend a class, or you will go to the local gym and lift some weights. 

It could be as simple as doing a 10-15 minute Kettlebell or bodyweight workout in the kitchen or it could be taking the dog out for a brisk paced walk.

Whatever it is you decide to do, just do it with the attitude of, "if I like it, I will do it again, if I don't, I won't."

Be open-minded and willing to try multiple things until you find something that's able to fit into your schedule. 

Once you have found it, keep focusing on the principle of single workouts. 

Tell yourself "if I enjoyed it, I will do it again, if I don’t, I won't BUT... I will ensure I try something else!” 

It is that simple, but you MUST commit to something! You cannot allow your mind to justify running away from what it is you KNOW you need to do!

By only focusing on that one workout, without the added pressure of having to think about completing weeks and weeks of training, you may find that without realising it, you will soon find you have built habits and before you know it, regular training sessions become part of your life. 

Some days it may be an hour, others 10-15 minutes, other days you may not get a session in. 

That's fine, as long as you are doing more than you once were, you will improve.

So try it, commit to one single workout this week and if you like it, commit to another. If you don't, find something else and give it a go. 

Let me know how you get on and when you feel ready to commit to programmed, coached training with an experienced expert, give Primal a shout and you can try us for four weeks for ONLY £77

Written by Pól Murray

Pól Murray boasts 15 years of coaching experience, with a decade dedicated to Strength and Movement. His journey started as a professional MMA fighter, evolving into a respected coach, notably guiding Ireland's first UFC fighter. Pól holds a wealth of qualifications from kettlebell and barbell instruction to suspension and resistance training. He emphasises that true expertise is a journey of continuous learning, investing significantly in education from renowned coaches and organisations. Pól simplifies fitness for everyone, believing it's about moving, feeling, and looking better. His lifelong dedication to well-being ensures those he guides achieve their best.

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