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This blog is based purely on observations from various children’s birthday celebrations we’ve attended over the last few months that can be linked back to some of the things that will ensure success in hitting our goals.

First things first. If you don’t know who Mr. Yipadee is, then you need to Google him. And then you need to book him for your next celebration. Yes, he’s a kiddies entertainer, but he’s a legend. I’m sure he’s got a few adult songs up his sleeve! We digress.

The foremost thing that stands out to you at a children’s party is the fun factor. Bouncy castle…. Winner. Soft play…. Winner. Trampoline park…. Boom. Mr. Yipadee…. Ding. They’re all fun. The same thing needs to be applied to your fitness. Love Zumba? Good for you. Do it. Love Body Pump? Do it. Love throwing weights around like a beast? Do. It. Whatever it is you like doing, whatever you find fun, don’t let anyone tell you any different.

Observation number two was the amount of donuts, brews, cheeky sweets and biscuits that were rendered obsolete by the accompanying adults. Several people commented on how they need to get to the gym at the earliest opportunity, need to run ten miles today, blah, blah, blah. That’s a good mindset, and we like. But….

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It’s only a small failure. When you enjoy the things you like, don’t go banging your head against a wall. It’s cool. You haven’t failed. You don’t need to lock yourself in an empty room. It’s only a drop in the ocean. Get back into your routine as soon as possible, and you’ll soon love and forgive yourself again.

We’ve observed several incidents of kids wrestling over a scooter or arguing over who owns the slide. Eventually, they all get along and share their experiences with others. You need to do the same with your experiences in fitness. Be accountable to someone. Find a mate, a gym buddy. Share your goals with someone. Let people know what you want to do, and how you’re going to do it. It works. Someone will give you a kick in the right direction when you need it. And even when you don’t need it!

Re – connect with people. We spent some of our time in between handing out party bags and dodging balls from the ball pool, re – connecting with good friends. Life had got in the way. Time was being spent on foreign fields, work was always a priority, children happened, or boys were just boys. Absolutely terrible at getting in touch with each other, in other words. But….

You’ll always have each other and you’ll always be friends. This week, re – connect with someone you haven’t seen in a while. It’s good for the soul.

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