Mind for Sets or Mindset

Over the last couple of years or so, I have shifted my focus away from just the results and believe me when I say that the results that I have been seeing and achieving are better than ever. It’s amazing!!

Birthday’s, New Year, Injuries, Resolutions

Technically one’s birthday is the start of a personal new year. Yesterday was mine and as my mate wisely told me that it is a day to reflect on the past year and figure out what to do, where to be for the new one. So I get to reflect twice in quick succession once for my personal new year and once for…well New Years, rather strenuous work. I was considering whether I would make two resolutions, try and test one for a couple of days, or make one big resolution. Either way I got to thinking about my resolution(s).
I’m currently on a short (hopefully short) injury induced break from most of my heavy training, exercise, and working out. I find that not being able to train is difficult, painful, and upsetting. Working out for me is not only about the results, but also about the day to day journey – both of which may suffer because of the injury setback. This is all really part of the journey. The struggle, personally, is to be okay with it and not allow it to get me down which is the mindset that health and fitness has given me over the past several years. To enjoy the journey, not just the results. It helps. Which brings me back to considering my resolution and options…. Hmmm it’s a difficult one this year. I think I know the direction I’m going to go with it. I will have a definite decision by New Years.

My Story

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Hi and welcome to Vhlf,

As it is the first Vhlf post and my first post on here (well my first blog post in general…but shh, don’t tell anyone), I would like to introduce myself and the reason I started this blog. Please bear with me as I refine my blogging abilities…

I’m pretty much an average guy born and raised in London, England. Except, I have a life changing experience that I would like to share. When I was between the ages of 14 and 15, I was overweight weighing in at around 17, 18 stones which in U.S. terms is close to 250 pounds. Let me give you a hint… it wasn’t muscle. After a visit to the hospital and determining with a blood test that it wasn’t allergies or medical reasons that were causing the weight to pile on, I woke up one day and decided to change my life and embark on the difficult journey of losing weight. To be honest, I’m still not completely sure what it was that finally pushed me to change my life. I had friends and I didn’t feel I lacked too much confidence. I didn’t really have a problem with the way I looked. I didn’t really care for the health problems that I was being told tend to be associated with, develop and exist alongside obesity. Either way, I decided to do it…to change my life and live a life with health and fitness. I had no idea how much the changes I made to my life would eventually change me and my life for the better.

After two and a half years, naturally – without any diet supplements, I lost an overall total of 100 pounds.

Here I am now a good few years older, wiser and smarter. Now, I weigh 160 pounds (some of it muscle). Health and fitness became part of my life. I don’t even look at  a bar of chocolate (still the love of my life) the same way I used to. The confidence that I didn’t realize I was lacking, let me just say I had absolutely no idea how much my confidence would grow. The gym continues to be my place of solitude. I actually enjoy the exercising… weird, I know. I continue to strive for health and fitness success. I set new goals and work to achieve them. I’m a different person now all thanks to the decision I made and the continued desire to succeed.

Follow Vhlf for more of my story, how I achieved my goals, tips and other exciting stuff to do with health, life and fitness.

Mosh

P.S. I am not, and I repeat NOT, a fitness professional, personal trainer, nutritionist, life coach or any trainer/coach pertaining to health, life, or fitness. As I said I’m just your average guy with a story.