I apologize for the late entry this month, I was finishing my last year of school and it was my birthday, which made for a busy month! I am a year older and feel younger than ever! I am finished school and have a new view on life. I can now see God purpose for my life and I am going for it, straight on, with full force.
My birthday was on the 19th and do you know who else had their birthday on the EXACT same day? It’s my beautiful, smart, funny, vibrant and loving girlfriend….Tiffany. I would like to dedicate this blog to her because she has been my inspiration and supporting drive over the last 6 months. She has helped me realize my calling and truly sees my potential. She also sees the inner strength, passion and drive in herself. She has lost over 25 inches and almost 20lbs! Tiffany has started her fitness journey and is super excited by the results in her first 90 days!!!! I will let her share her story on Instagram (@jjratcliff) as she continues to work hard and has truly learned to love fitness. I have created a fellow gym rat and could not be happier! I love her passion and drive and I am so proud of her.
Like most life changes, it isn’t so easy at first and I can honestly say by setting short and long-term goals, you are able to maximise your success. This works for beginner’s right up to experts and professionals. The 90-day challenge is a great way to get some reasonable and tangible results showing your efforts are paying off. Three months gives your body time to adapt to the lifestyle changes and you can begin to form new habits.
You also give yourself time for mistakes and setbacks, as we are human and they happen, thus it makes sense to factor them in to best prepare yourself for success. Fitness, like most challenging things is very mental and psychological. Thinking a year or more down the road can be overwhelming and intimidating, even thinking about sticking to a program or regime for six months can feel like a lot, especially for first timers. This overwhelming feeling can lead to failure and is the main reason most people quit. 90 days is that “ideal” time period that most people can commit to and through that period they will see results to feel accomplished and motivated to continue!
So give yourself a 90 day challenge to; gain, lose, get stronger, trim inches, get faster, jump higher, swim strong or run further….whatever it is, just keep challenging yourself and pushing yourself to your fullest potential. At the end of it, you can say you did your best and gave it your all! If you are interested in starting a 90-day challenge, email me and I would be happy to help you set it up. Daniel_ashmeade@hotmail.ca
Picture below is my girlfriend, Tiffany and I this past weekend
Dan has been a personal trainer since 2008.