At the start of the year, I shared with you my word for 2015 – CONFIDENCE.
I also shared with you my word for February – FOCUS and my word for January was INTEGRITY.
Well now, March is here and after some deep thought, I have a word for these 31 days – BELIEVE.
March | Believe
This is what BELIEVE will look like for me in regards to Health & Fitness this month:
Health | Believe I can crack swimming. I CAN swim a length non stop of front crawl. I CAN swim a length breast stroke non stop. I CAN. I can create a workout schedule and stick to it. I can make huge progress and create breakthroughs through committing the time required to training. Believe the run training I’ve done over the past few months will get me through the North London Half Marathon. Believe I have what it takes to be a Triathlete.
I realised when I ran Brighton Half Marathon that I didn’t believe. I aimed for a time of 2:10 because I thought I might be able to do it. I didn’t believe though. When I ran and smashed twenty minutes off my PB, coming in at 2:01:33 I think I still didn’t believe it.
Then the week after in my swimming lesson, my swimming teacher Bartek told me to swim a length of the pool of front crawl breathing. I laughed. I didn’t believe I could do it.
That’s when my word for March came to me. It showed me what I needed to work on if I’m to succeed.
At the end of January I used my Passion Planner to reflect on the month that had passed and also think about what I wanted to get out of February. I took action in updating my CV, updating my goals (1year, 5 year & 10 year) as well as organising my finances in preparation for moving at the end of March. The results from my shift in mindset were amazing. It’s like the book, The Secret, the law of attraction, you put out to the Universe what you want and that is what you get.
My game changer(s) for March are swimming and organising myself to be ready to move. I’ve broken swimming down into the individual tasks – i.e swim 3-4x per week and to get the tension in my shoulders / back seen to and then written them in the appropriate week for when they need to get done – i.e book appointment with physio / osteopath about shoulders / back.
I’m gonna leave you with a quote from my Passion Planner… sleep is something I’ve been focusing on since I am working 5-6 days per week…
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise – Benjamin Franklin