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Do your habits imprison you?

Do your habits imprison you?

“How have my bad habits become a crutch I lean on? What stories do I need to let go of so I can walk freely?”  James Clear

We all have a history, but how many of us let it define our future?  When we think of bad habits the following might spring to mind: going to bed too late, eating from boredom, leaving the dishes for another day and so on. But habits are so much more than the small things that can be easily changed or at least improved upon.

How about the habit of never giving yourself any time.

Worrying about things that you can do nothing about.

Letting fear make the rules.

Referring to yourself as though you are less than you are.

The list is endless and plays out differently in each person’s life, but with in that list,  I expect many of you will resonate with one or more of those habits, and yes, they are bad ones!

The trouble with these types of life defining habits is that they have usually been with us for so long they become part of us.  To let them go can be scary.  Habits can become like a wall that appears to protect you.  In fact, they imprison you.

Who am I if I take the wall down?  What will my narrative be?  How will I be percieved? Most of us don’t hear this internal dialog, but it is there.

Are you using a crutch?  How much do you want to walk more freely?

Finding the courage to do this will put you back in charge of your future.  One step at a time.

About the Author

I have been involved in fitness all my life but never been hugely competitive. Entering the world of fitness instructor, personal trainer and nutrition advisor, I leant how simple it is to stay in shape without becoming a gym fanatic or elite athlete. I am neither, by the way!

So after 17 years of managing the swimming school and taking rowing classes at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre, I decided it was time to do something that would give me a different type of job satisfaction. Offering a service that directly influences someone’s wellbeing, seemed a good choice.

So, I studied the mechanics of exercise versus body shape and began to understand why so many people who have exercise routines that sometimes seem excessive, never see the changes they are hoping for. This led me to I set up Tessfit which tackles this conundrum. It is a real mix and match offering between nutrition and weight management advice, fitness classes and personal training. A combination which is proving to be highly successful for everyone involved.

I now work from home and run my classes and indoor Personal Training sessions at Venture Fitness in Newton Abbot. It is a great balance and not only do I love my work, I also get to spend more time with my family which is invaluable.​.

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