Thoughts of the week
What thing are you next doing that you are really looking forward too? Relaxing over the weekend, meeting friends, going to a family event, taking a well deserved holiday…
Why are you looking forward to it so much? Recharging your batteries, catching up with people you have not seen in a while, spending time with people you love, getting away from it all…
Having something to look forward too in life is so important:
- It gives you something to work towards
- It motivates you to move forwards in a positive direction
- It helps keep you emotionally balanced when other things in life become stressful
- It allows you to keep to a timeline with other tasks, making you more productive
The same can be said for sport too, we always encourage breaks or down weeks in the periodisation of our training plans with the athletes we work with:
- Bodies get chance to rest, repair and restore itself
- Minds get a mental break from always training and having to constantly work hard
- Next phases of training can be approached with more energy and intent
- Down time allows for reviews of progress and future goal setting
We are not robots! We can not always keep living, working, training and competing every day. If you feel like your life, work and/or training schedule is hectic, not productive, stressful and not enjoyable then factor in some down time asap to allow you to look forward…
Remember the 3 C’s – Choices, Chances, Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.
Recipe of the week
Summer salad with spicy baked tofu
- Remove tofu from packaging, wrap in kitchen roll, place a heavy pan on top & leave for 10 min. Once most of the liquid has drained out after 10 min, cube, place on a baking tray. Drizzle lightly with olive oil & dust with mixed spice. Place in the medium-high oven for 20 mins, turning half way through cooking.
- Drain & inse chickpeas then add to separate baking tray
- Slice & dice broccoli the add the chick pea baking tray
- Drizzle lightly with olive oil & dust with mixed spice. Place in the medium-high oven for 15 mins, turning half way through cooking.
- Finely chop radish, carrot, & tomato then add to a bowl of mixed greens
- Mix olive oil, fresh lemon juice, tahini, paprika, hot sauce & a splash of apple cider vinegar in a jar, adding water as needed for the desired consistency.
- Remove all ingredients from oven, allowing to cool for a few minutes.
- Combine together as in picture to serve.
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