I know, your inbox and social media is full of emails and posts about goal-setting and how to “plan your best 2019 ever!” right? Well, in this article I am going to be talking about 2019, but I’m actually going to be focusing on 2018. Why, you may be asking, when 2018 is essentially done and dusted? For one great reason – you achieve a hell of a lot in a year and I’m guessing that the majority of us don’t stop to acknowledge that! We just power right on through into the next year, scribbling down all our grandiose goals on New Year’s Day, without actually stopping to consider what actually went down this past year. Take a moment. What did you actually accomplish this year? What were the good bits, the hard bits, and the lessons you learned from both? What’s worth keeping and bringing into the new year, instead of throwing the baby out with the bathwater and starting all over again?
CHANGE 🙃 . It’s here again... . I’m not gonna lie, on some days over the past months this is exactly what life looked like! It wasn’t pretty, but you know what? We did it. We got through it. We survived. . And now, just as we found our feet in this new “normal”, change is here again with the reopening of gyms, training facilities and training squads. Whilst this is all fantastic news, I’m guessing there’s a few of you out there who are feeling a little fragile and apprehensive about finding and adapting to another new routine - which again, is not the “normal” we were used to. . So, in this time of flux and change, I say, go easy on yourself. Don’t feel the pressure to dive straight back into full routines for life and training and racing. Just as the restrictions were enforced and lifted in stages, you can re-enter your life routines in stages too. Experiment, find what works for you now, knowing it might look different than before. I’m sure a lot of us have found benefits in the extra time for self-care, sleep, food prep and recovery, that will be amazing for our health and performance more than ever as we start our new routines. Which ones will you keep? . . . #change #routines #adaptation #lifestyle #performancelifestyle #healthylifestyle #sustainability #health #healthforperformance #recovery #selfcare #womeninsport #womenintriathlon #femaleathlete #femaleperformer #business #womeninbusiness #trichicks #trilife #performancesupport #coaching #drkellierose
MORE IS NOT BETTER 🚫 . Whether you’re a practitioner in sport, a leader in business or an athlete (or both), the modus operandi of “more is better” is the common theme. For those living this way, you may have realised by now that this isn’t the healthiest - or most sustainable - way to function. . What if there was another way? . When we take a health-first approach we can build a solid platform to support us in our striving - for work, sport or life. More is not always better and too often our health and well-being suffer. . Part 2 of my 4-part series on Practitioner Health and Wellbeing - More Is Not Better - is out in this month’s ESSA Move Magazine. You can access an athlete-oriented version of this through the link in my bio 👆🏻Of course - the principles can be applied in many ways. . Comment below your thoughts and experiences! 👇🏻 . . . . #health #wellbeing #healthylifestyle #healthfirst #healthforperformance #sustainability #wellness #performancelifestyle #sport #triathlon #triathlontraining #trilife #cycling #running #swimming #corporatehealth #females #femalesinsport #womenssport #trichicks #goals #thriving #performancesupport #performancecoaching #humanbehindtheathlete #drkellierose
FRIENDSHIPS 👯♂️ . This is us on Cootha this morning, two training buddies from way back catching up after far too long between...well, rides 🚴🏻♀️ . Today - with different lives, priorities and race goals, and that ➡️ was us more than a decade ago, probably 2007 if my guess is correct. My first year of triathlon, training for my first 70.3 race, on a training camp chasing this chick up mountains ⛰ Learning the ropes from great athletes who are the most amazing people and friends after all these years! She’s still a mountain goat... . One of the best things about sport is the friendships you make along the way with some epic people - friendships that last a lifetime ✨ Looking forward to chasing you up many more mountains in future @peppabrown! . . . . #training #triathlon #friendships #friendsforlife #itsfingcold #forreal #trilife #goals #cycling #ride #justride #trichicks
✨ RITUALS ✨ . I absolutely love my Monday mornings 💜 It’s my favourite time of the week, a time that I actively protect and a ritual I enjoy committing to, for so many reasons. . . After a week of early starts and a weekend full of training, I don’t set an alarm and wake up naturally, giving myself a chance to get a solid 8h sleep. I wake up so well-rested that I’m excited to get out the door for my morning river walk! I take the time to get some easy exercise and get the body moving, listen to an inspiring podcast, and mentally prepare for what I have on that week. It’s a time for reflection, enjoyment and appreciation of being healthy and of course - taking in the amazing views! . . Do you have a special ritual or time out practice? . . . #rituals #recovery #recoveryday #timeout #mindset #training #triathlon #triathlontraining #performance #performancelifestyle #health #healthylifestyle #healthfirst #humanbehindtheathlete #healthforperformance #performancescience #performancesupport #sustainability #goals #2020 #drkellierose
RIDE THE SUNRISE 🌅 I’m not sure about you, but I feel like I’ve been in hibernation during this lockdown period! With extra time, sleep ins and cooler weather the training starts have certainly been a little more relaxed...which I’ve been totally fine with! Extra sleep and recovery has been amazing 🥰 . The world is slowly waking, and getting back to a semblance of normal. I do love these crisp and clear winter mornings though, especially with such beautiful sunrises. . Who else is enjoying these early starts again? . . . #ridethesunrise #hellomorning #riding #cycling #justride #triathlon #trilife #training #coothawednesdays #mountainlife #2020 #drkellierose