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Monthly Archives: December 2021

Why cant I change ?

Because humans repeat behaviour repeatedly…..if it worked today it will work tomorrow…well your primitive brain isnt the boss is it ? If you have seen the groovy movie The Croods you have seen the dad breaking the habit of a lifetime…just about surviving…So in a nutshell to break a habit you make a new habit. Which is basically substitution therapy…..Let’s walk through an easy example…if you like a little 11am snack before lunch doughnut..chocolate cake whatever, you’ve been there dropping crumbs :/ someone telling you just cut the sugar wont work.. too much habit and repetitive behaviour there…but if I stock you a bag of relatively healthy bars of something and so when your horrible habit reflex of snack time comes around..you don’t hit the heart attack pack but you switch in for the relatively healthy option you have swerved the problem.and started to make a new habit….once you do that a few times the sugar rushes start to dissolve, you gain new momentum in a positive direction and you are on the road to victory my friend…so whats stopping you implement this advice ? Go substitute…. If you want to know the science behind change check out this great article and if you want to receive other tips and stories like this ping us an email entitled “I’m in ” to sensei@eiryukan-aikido.co.uk and you will get all the good goodies first, faster than you can say viola…. happy change people¬†

Dont sit on the fence forever……make black belt your goal and then you have a great excuse to treat yourself properly..if not Aikido how about Pilates :) Choices not chocolates¬†

Get to your goals in 2022

Have you hit the scales yet post Christmas dinners ? Has lockdown heldback your fitness goals?  Why not make 2022 the year you get back on track ? Our adult aikido sessions and pilates groups offer 2 excellent ways to help you stay motivated and moving in the right direction. Ping us a quick message with your key goals, what you have tried already and we will give you some support and suggestions for 1st rate success :) cat and nev