New Focus!

Well…not a new focus as much as renewed focus on the things I was losing focus on…

like my mission to become a superhero.

and my preparation for the time when Doctor Who wants me to travel in his TARDIS to far off worlds and run away from things, a lot…

I haven’t stopped, I promise, despite my lack of weekly workout posts, I promise I haven’t stopped. I am still doing a workout in some form or other at least 6 days out of 7!

I haven’t stopped, but I have plateaued.

I am not really improving with my running, I am not really getting much stronger, I am not getting any lighter…


I shall be as focused as this very focused cat!

I know what happened, as I reached the end of my 365 I started to worry that I would lose focus, so I set myself new goals and started insanity and then convinced myself that I wasn’t going to lose focus…

and just when I thought I was safe…I lost focus

a lot of things happened, work, study, wedding photography, life in general…

and I just haven’t been concentrating on my own progression as much as I should have been!

As I said, I haven’t gone backwards, I haven’t stopped, I have just stopped progressing.

So, I am going to treat myself like a client. On my personal training course I have learned to assess clients and work out goals and programs to help them achieve their goals, so I have decided to apply the same principles to myself!


I don’t think I want to look like that though…

I know this should be an obvious step, it really shouldn’t have been hard to realise that this is what I need to do, but for some reason it was.

I am often guilty (as I know many people are) of giving good advice to others and ignoring it myself, but this has to stop.

on day 365 of the project I was so happy with my progress and my achievement but I knew then that I had more to do, I just didn’t consider exactly how to go about it.

Last year’s method of doing something active (anything active) every day and eating sensibly was a good one, it worked and it got me this far, but I think the time has come to develop a more structured approach if I want to reach the next level.

After all…I can’t expect anyone else to do things I am not prepared to do myself!

So that is exactly what I am going to do.

I have set myself up a spreadsheet similar to that I have made for my PT course guinea pig with all the measurements and fitness tests I have to do and I am going to set myself short medium and long-term goals and develop a strategy for achieving them. Once I have filled in more of the sheet and made a new plan I will share it all with you.

But for now, I leave you with the knowledge that I am back on this journey with a vengeance πŸ˜€




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About Sam Catchpole

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14 responses to “New Focus!”

  1. NancyTex says :

    Okay, first off: YAY for the awesomeness of this post. I plateaued many months ago, and while I haven’t gained anything back or lost any physical capability, I have also NOT progressed any further. so, secondly, I want a copy of this plan…PRETTY PLEASE!!! I definitely need both structure and focus – especially as I consider making yet another change – one that will have me possibly having even less flexibility in my daily schedule. I’ll need to REALLY focus on a structured plan for my workouts – or else there is a chance I’ll backslide.
    Also, I need to start training for April 2015 when I do BLR 2.0. πŸ™‚

  2. Aussa Lorens says :

    And now I shall do the self-absorbed thing and make this all about me: OMG wedding photography and fitness. You are triggering me. I need to do things that burn calories because I’m getting married in 6 months. Instead, do you know what I am doing? Drinking wine and eating pizza. And it’s fantastic.

    • Ice_Badger says :

      To be fair you only need things that burn calories if you want that…it is not obligatory to lose weight for a wedding πŸ™‚
      I’ll be your wedding photographer πŸ™‚ location might be an issue mind you πŸ˜€

  3. jane in training says :

    It’s great that you are being proactive! Strength and persistence!

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