On Monday I’m starting a 30 day challenge called “30 Days of D.A.D – Doing. Actions. Daily”. I’ll be sending an email out every day for 30 days with a small daily challenge, the aim being that by completing each challenge you’ll feel like you’ve had improvements in physical, mental and emotional health and created a foundation from which you can kick on from.
Lockdown has been an intense time and for fathers might have been used to going out to football training a couple of times a week, coupled with question marks over work, finances and the fact that their routine may have completely changed from what they’ve been used to for years, either knowingly or not it’s left a lot of them feeling under pressure.
Getting your head around all that, realising that it’s OK to feel like you’re carrying a bit of additional weight on your shoulders and that you aren’t the only one who is feeling like this is a big help.
There’s light at the end of this whole Covid-19 tunnel though, and I think we’re starting to see it. With that in mind, and knowing how many men in similar circumstances to what I’ve just discussed I wanted to try and provide something that could help. So I came up with the 30 Days of D.A.D.
Two of the biggest barriers to progress are a lack of routine and a lack of accountability. A lot of the boys I’ve been speaking to have said they feel like there is no motivation to train. But in actual fact there is no ‘why’.
We’ve been used to training not only being ingrained as a part of our weekly routine but the effort we put into it driven by performance related goals – We’ve a championship to win. I need to nail down my place in the team – and if you don’t put the work in then you’re at a major risk of being left behind by the rest of the group who are putting their shoulder to the wheel.
I’ve already got almost 40 Dads signed up, so our community is building. One of the first things I’ll be asking you to do is start thinking about your ‘why’, and even if you don’t know it straight away I’ll be cracking the whip every day so there’ll be no escaping putting the work in anyway. The ‘why’ will come. The structure will be there. You will be winning every day. And it will set you up to come out of lockdown swinging.
If you like the sound of this, just fire me a message on any of my social media channels with your email address. These challenges will be going straight to you inbox, a dialogue between me and you and no one else. The more work you put in, the more you’re going to get out of this. I’ll see you in your inbox, Monday morning for your first challenge of the next 30 days.
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