So, after avoiding it like the plague and praying I didn’t get nominated, I succumbed to the Ice Bucket Challenge this week.
The thought of ice cold water poured over my head was not one that filled me with desire and want. I was worried I would lose my contact lenses (I’m blind as a bat without them!) and the thought of my makeup melting down my face a la Gene Simmons in Kiss was not one I was particularly keen on! I’m still yet to find a natural waterproof mascara you see…
Alas, I did it! My over enthusiastic daughters took great pride in throwing the ice cold buckets over my head in what can be described as a few moments of sheer dread!
Take a look at the video here;
Why the Ice Bucket Challenge is like starting a new wellbeing program
Completing the challenge got me thinking about my clients and also got me to address my own anxieties.
What on earth was I worried about? A bit of water was not going to hurt me and I was donating to some fantastic causes to boot. I was making a difference and the feeling of the hot shower afterwards made it all worthwhile!
It’s a lot like starting a new fitness/health regime isn’t it?
Let’s be honest, nobody wants to do it at first! We all just want to be slim, eat what we want and hope that we will carry on in life looking like a supermodel. But the reality is that our bodies need love, care and the right kind of attention to both look fantastic and be in proper working order. That initial motivation and effort to get started is a lot like the Ice Bucket Challenge – you may be nervous, you may be dreading it, you may not know what to expect, but the feeling afterwards will all be worth it!
If you’ve completed the Ice Bucket Challenge and you’ve donated, good on you! You’re helping some worthwhile causes and many suffering with such terrible diseases and conditions.
Do something in their honour and look after your healthy, working body in every way you can. After all, it’s the only body you have. So, what are you waiting for? Isn’t it time you started your own health and wellness journey today?
My next Group Personal Training course starts on Thursday 4th September 7pm-8pm at Hightown Club. I only have two spaces available so be quick if you want to make the change and start your own challenge this week. Text me on 07748 298728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.