Up until about 8 weeks before my 10 marathons started, I wasn’t doing any running at all.
I paced at the London Marathon back in April and then did nothing but workout in my local gym and at the Boot Camp.
I hadn’t trained for a running event since last February when I was ‘testing out’ my i10 Project 10k training program (if you want to learn how to become a faster runner by the way, it works!).
But once I’d decided to do the 10in10, I flicked the switch and became a runner again.
I knew what I had to do, but I needed a short term challenge to get me motivated and actually out of the door for a run twice a week.
I did it, loved every minute out on those roads, but now it’s over I’ve stopped running again.
Partly because of this damned torn quad muscle and partly because I’m ready to go back to ‘maintenance mode’ for a stint.
I’m exactly the same with my diet.
I’ll flick the switch and get onto 100% clean eating, build my positive daily routine back up again and then I’ll hold it there for a while.
Then it’ll gradually creep back to 80/20 and possibly even 70/30 (or lower, as the case has been lately!).
You could almost call it yo-yo dieting, except I never really feel out of control, and you’d be hard pressed to class clean eating as ‘being on a diet’.
And I don’t look at that as being a failure either.
Look at the 12 Day Kick Start for example. You learn how to build healthy nutritional habits and practices into your life through a finite window of focus.
With the tools they learn, most people are about to keep things going on their own beyond the end of the program.
But do they stay utterly focused for the rest of their lives?
Does it matter that half of the members already signed up to this Thursday’s program have done it before at some point in the last 2 years?
Not at all.
In 12 days you’ll learn a ton of new stuff about diet, training & lifestyle (mostly which are the Biggest Levers to give you the biggest and fastest results) but it’s also about the experience itself.
Feeling motivated, optimistic and confident for 12 days has a serious knock on effect on other aspects of your life and well into the future.
I’m not going to sit here and promise that you’ll never again succumb to a slice of cheesecake.
But if you’re in a bit of a rut with your diet and / or training at the moment and need to give things a Kick Start, you should definitely look at joining me and the others on the 12 day online program.