Personal trainer Emmet shares an interesting outlook on why people should adopt May's 'who cares' approach to a lifestyle change.

Theresa May has come under a lot of fire lately.
With Brexit looming over her head and the opposition parties howling for her blood, being ridiculed for her dancing may seem like the final nail in the coffin for the British PM.

But, it may be exactly what was needed.

Back in August while on a trade mission to Africa, she attempted to dance with a group of school children.
What followed was a barrage of ridicule from the media and also the public on social media.

You can probably imagine how she felt after this. Imaging the pressure of being the Prime Minister of a country during something like Brexit and then being personally ridiculed for something as simple as dancing.

Most of us would probably crawl into a hole and hide for the rest of the decade.

But she didn’t and when she headed on stage last Wednesday to give her crunch speech to party conference she did it in the best way possible.

Dancing onto the stage to ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’, not only did she silence her critics, but she showed a completely different side to her that will help her no end.

What has this got to do with weight loss I hear you ask?

Let me tell you;

One of the biggest barriers people have when trying to lose weight is starting.

People love the idea of losing weight, but they never seem to get started.

When I dig a little deeper into this with my Rushe Fitness clients and my online HabiFit clients, we usually find that they are afraid to start because they worry about;

  • What others would think of them for starting a new healthy routine?
  • Would they ridicule them for not eating ‘normal’ anymore?
  • What would they say and think of them if they failed?

I hear this all the time and it is completely normal.

Of course, you will worry about these things, we all do.

It doesn’t matter if you are trying to lose weight, if you are trying to start a new business, change jobs, or improve yourself in some other way, we usually worry about what others will say and think.

There is a great quote by Eleanor Roosevelt;

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realised how seldom they do”

This is 100% true.

People stop themselves from doing things because they worry what others would think of them.

Here’s some tough love for you that may be hard to take.

You’re not that special.

Do you honestly think that people would spend all their time thinking about you, what you are doing or are planning to do and hoping that you’ll fail?

I can tell you now that they don’t.

And if there is someone who ….who cares!

Who cares what they think.

The main person stopping you from doing what you want is you.

Worrying about what others think is simply a barrier that we put in front of ourselves when we try and do something that will involve change.

We don’t like change, because it usually means getting outside our comfortable lives.

But change is good and can lead to great things.

So, take a leaf out of Theresa May’s book.

Get your dancing shoes on and get to work building your new body.

If you need any help, our 8 week Little Black dress Challenge starts on October 29th.

If you want to get in great shape for the Christmas party season, contact me through the link below and we’ll get you set up on a change that will leave you looking great this Party season.