Why 99% of my clients are afraid of outdoor winter training
It’s cold, It’s freezing
My father used to say that a little frost will get our blood moving around our bodies.
This will change your beliefs about yourself, about what you are capable of and how you see the world around you.
Cold is merely a perception. It is a belief that we were programmed with, winter is cold and summer is hot. Chocolate is sweet and grapefruit is bitter.
I challenge everyone, in my shorts in mid December, to come out of their comfort zone, to change their beliefs and so change their lives.
The famous Earl Nightingale says that attitude is the position as indicating action, feeling or mood and it is our actions, feelings and moods which determine the actions feeling and moods of others and of course of ourselves.
If you want to make any changes in your life then you need to change your attitude. That’s what training in cold weather does.
It changes your attitude towards one element of nature, which changes your attitude towards yourself, your family and colleagues.
With a changed attitude you gain control over your own life. You are the Captain of your ship now, you decide how your life will progress.
It’s muddy, it’s dirty, it’s wet
This is the cocktail which breaks the patterns of what women should and should not do, of which society expects you to be.
This means breaking the rules we grew up with. It’s one of the things that excited me when I train outdoor. And also one of the things everyone is excited about only after their first session with me.
There are no rules, there are no barriers to whom you can be outdoor. No more masks, no more faking, it’s just you and nature. And nature will not judge you.
It’s raining or snowing
You can put your mind to do anything. You and I both know that this is how things are.
You can train in the rain and in the snow. Snow is not cold and sun is not hot. You were told that’s how they are. But now you can change that and change your life with it.
You will have the right equipment, the right coaching and motivation and the right attitude.
Your attitude will decide whether you will change your life from being stressed, angry or depressed to calm, patient and in control of your own life or you will let the world around dictate how and who you should be.
I’ll catch a cold or I’ve already caught one
This is one of the things I love most when I’m outdoor. Boosting the immune system and non exposure to viruses, especially now that the flu season has started.
Your outdoors adventures will keep your immune system up and running for days after you train. I can tell you that from my experience.
I haven’t has a sign of cold in 2 years, no supplements or vitamins. Just healthy nutrition and outdoor training. I was coaching in a gym environment, and my clients were catching colds and flues but I was so well protected that the viruses would not touch me.
As convenient as gyms are they are also hotbeds of germs ranging from athlete’s foot to staph, according to the Center for Disease Control, besides the flu virus.
Steer clear of these bugs by taking your routine out in the crisp air.
It’s too dark early in the morning and in the evening
This is how our adventure changes from one season to another, from one day to another. Never boring, always challenging your focus, your will and determination.
Variation in your training will help you cope better with sudden changes in your life. You will feel more comfortable to make decisions based on rapid changing situations and you will feel confident and strong.
We will use head torches when it’s dark. Usually this is for the first 10-15 min of the session. I will make sure you are prepared.
Why would I want to put myself through all this?
Do you really want to change your life? Then you are looking for a life changing experience. It’s as simple as that.
Our training will challenge you at a physical, mental and emotional level. It will leave no stone unturned.
It will challenge your beliefs about yourself and the world around. It will push your boundaries little by little every day. It will help you discover who you really are and what you are capable of.
I’ve been training outdoor, coached and by myself, for 8 years. Particularly in the past 2 years I’ve been waking up at 4:30-5:00 am to go to my weekly training with my coach. Believe me I know how it feels. Until the world, as you know it, changes before your eyes.
When I have those freezing, wet and difficult training sessions my day is unbelievable. There are no ups and downs, only ups. There is nothing I cannot do. I am strong, I believe in myself, I have constant breakthroughs in my personal and professional lives. I am more balanced emotionally, mentally, physically. I am more complete.
Nowadays this is how I start most of my days, my life has completely changed in just 2 years. And the process is not over.
I am here now to change Your Life.
To give you strength to carry out your daily activities with a confident, clear mind. To give freedom to the passion inside of yourself. To release the warrior waiting behind a closed door. To give you the possibility, the knowledge, the inspiration to take your life into your own hands.