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Too often we wait for the perfect time with our health and fitness, however, this all-or-nothing thinking very seldom gets us anywhere.

If you are waiting for the perfect time to start eating better, exercise, finally get in shape ... some of these phrases may sound familiar…

My family needs me
There’s too much going on
I’m too old - I’m too tired
When I feel less clumsy in the gym
When I lose 10lbs
Tomorrow - Monday - next week.......

You’ve got an excuse for everything and you’ve been holding on to these excuses for years now and they just roll off the tongue.

We are always waiting for the perfect time, but why?

For some, it helps avoid the real hard work of doing it. For others, avoiding starting can be a protection against any possibility of future embarrassment or failure. We tell ourselves it shouldn’t be this way, everyone else has it easier - but it is the same way for everyone, stop waiting for the right time - time isn't waiting for you.

However, there is a perfect moment - and that is now, because right now is all you ever have.

Start at the beginning

If you’re not taking steps forward, you’re actually moving backwards. Starting means taking action, it means committing to a choice of some kind or another. As long as something is moving, that’s a start. One moment will stack on top of another and before you know it, you’ll have arrived at your destination.

Try these tips to help you start taking action.

1) Revise your expectations. Recognise that there is no perfect time and there never will be. There is only now.

2) Carve out time. Even if it’s imperfect, give yourself permission to make yourself and your fitness and health goals a priority.

3.) Just start. Just do something, anything. Find the smallest possible thing you can do right now and do it.

4.) Expect resistance. This doesn’t mean it won’t work. You only have to get through this moment - which will be the hardest, but it won’t last long.

5.) Get support. Start building your support systems. Whether it’s a friend or family member, workout buddy, or a coach, find someone that will be there for you to offer you support and accountability.

We keep thinking that there’s this perfect time in the future. We think that we’ll be in ideal health, our bank account will be just right etc. The reality is that the future is now. Now is all there is. That’s it.
There are no guarantees for the future. The greatest risk of all?

The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

Making change on your own is hard. If it was easy, you would have done it by now. It can be helpful to have some structure around starting something new. Being held accountable for your actions can also lead to greater results.

If you would like some extra support and accountability around your nutrition and fitness why not get in contact with us here at activate.ie.

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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