4th April 2016
I am more than sure you have heard of the word ‘mindset’, so what do we mean when we say mindset? Well, in simple terms it means a person's way of thinking and their opinions.
The way we control our thoughts can have a huge affect on how we manage day to day things and how we even make big life decisions.
The way that we use food as a reward (or punishment for that matter) - you know you have had a great day so you ‘treat’ yourself to a takeaway, or when you have had a rubbish day and you ‘punish’ yourself with that takeaway and feel like crap afterwards.
Mindset can come down to how we behave in relationships, you may have been cheated on for example in the past, so you now don’t trust anyone, or you will cheat on them before the new person cheats on you? Sound familiar?
Well, it’s time we changed our mindset. It’s time to let go of the past and concentrate on the now and look forward to the future. We can’t change the past, so what’s the point in holding on to it? What’s done is done, and whilst we may wish we could change it, we can’t. We may wish that we can undo our over indulgence, but we can’t, so we might as well just learn from it and move on.
I have been very guilty of this in 2016. I have been holding on to things (big things I might add), that have happened to me over the past couple of years, that I didn’t let take over my life at the time, so why am I letting it control my mindset now?
Since my five weeks off work over the summer and spending most of it travelling, I feel like I have had time to have a word with myself and feeling a lot better for it.
Our mindset doesn’t change overnight, but you know what, it doesn’t take long to do. First of all, you have to want to change your mindset. Loosing weight, stopping smoking, exercising, this ultimately comes down to our mindset and how we look at things. Stop looking at loosing weight as something you have to starve yourself to achieve - that doesn’t work, just to let you know. You have to realise you have to fuel yourself with healthy wholesome foods that will make you feel good about yourself and not sluggish and lethargic.
The people we have in our lives can also play a big part, surround yourself with positive, supportive influential people, life is hard enough, we don’t need negative Nancy’s in our life.
So, instead of dreading Monday tomorrow, approach with a different mindset, look at it as a brand new week to make those changes you have been wanting to make for so long, and SMASH this week like no other.
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I’ve known Aishlen now since 2014 and she is the most energetic, outgoing person I know! Having struggled for a number of years with injury and everything that comes with it, I went to Aishlen for help. I initially saw her for individual PT sessions and nutrition and saw and felt a difference within a couple of weeks. Due to work commitments I had to stop going, however, enlisted her help again a month ago for some online personal training. I am now happy with the nutrition side of things but still needed something to follow in the gym. I received a month long programme which I have nearly completed apart from one session and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The sessions are progressive and easy to follow and I am excited about the next month ahead with my second online programme. Aishlen is always on hand to provide advice and guidance where required and nothing is too much hassle for her. If you are looking for some inspiration to kick start the new you for the new year then look no further, you won’t be disappointed. Aishlen takes pride in everything she does and always gives 110%. There is no judgement only encouragement and every programme is tailor made for you and your commitments. Thanks Ash and I look forward to working with you for the foreseeable future.
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First of all, before I continue my review I must just say a massive thank you to Aishlen for helping me motivate myself back into a health & fitness regime.
I reached out to Aishlen a few months ago, just for some simple tips, advice and information on how I could not only lose a bit of weight but gain fitness and most importantly adopt a healthy food plan. And Aishlen was more than happy to guide me.
She asked me a bunch of questions about my lifestyle without being invasive and made me comfortable to answer honestly and then she tailored the right kind of plan to my day to day needs. Once that was in place, I got the ball rolling. Aishlen would check in on me a good few times a week to see how I was getting on without being pushy, always made sure I was comfortable with the work out plans she had given me to do in the week and see how I was adjusting to the food plans also. She'd also give me her own extra tips on what she enjoys eating without sacrificing all of the goodies we women love to enjoy.
Once a week then she would have me write down my measurements of bust, weight, hips & thighs. And each week I got to see the difference that Aishlen's plan was making in my body shape.
Aishlen has been fantastic and I strongly recommend her for anyone. Whether you're looking to lose weight, become lean or simply need a new approach to your eating habits. She has the skills to help no matter the individual circumstances.
I started with Aishlen six weeks after having my second baby and loved the fact that she understood how difficult it is to get back into exercise after a c section especially. She helped me break several bad eating habits and made me revaluate what I was eating. I never feel like I'm on a diet or going without, just being healthier. She's always so positive and never makes you feel bad if you have a bad eating day. Would definitely recommend.