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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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Coolick National School to launch online lotto

A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves. The Coolick […]

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A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves.

The Coolick National School Lotto is now live; offering a weekly prize, a weekly jackpot and a range of valuable spot prizes at launch.

Coolick NS first opened its doors in 1870 making it one of the county’s oldest primary schools. The school and pre-school is home to over 130 children from the locality. This is an increase of 20% over the past 5 years taking enrolment to an all-time high.

Coolick NS School Lotto Chairperson and parent, Pádraig Leane says properly resourcing primary school services is crucial:

“The cost of providing education is rising and the school grants provided by the department, although valuable, only do so much. We want to overcome this challenge with our school lotto. The school has a range of immediate needs but also longer-term goals to expand our facilities, add more sports equipment, wellness programmes, student support programmes and increase extra-curricular trips,” he said.

First on the list is a new set of school jerseys, gymnastics mats, replacement of end-of-lfe iPads and further expansion of their Tír na nÓg play area for the younger pupils.
Coolick National School Principal Gearoid O’Sullivan remains focused on providing the best for the children of Coolick.

“As a school we are committed to providing the best equipment, teaching and learning resources, outdoor spaces and a school interior that helps nurture each child. This school lotto will help us with our commitment to provide the very best for the school and especially for the pupils in our care,” said the principal.

The staff and students of Coolick National School are appealing to families, friends, past pupils, members of the local community, stakeholders and supporters to get behind the weekly school lotto. It is hoped that the option of 1 line for €2.50, 2 lines for €4 or 3 lines for €5 will encourage everybody to contribute. A lotto draw will take place each week with a maximum jackpot of €2,000 to be won.

Signing up is easy; through the school’s website https://www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/coolickns

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Live TV audience date with Daniel O’Donnell at INEC

People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell. TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the […]

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People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell.

TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena for the first time from June 17 to 19.

Recorded before a live audience over three nights with two concerts per night, Opry le Daniel offers a different music theme each evening and a host of special guests will join the legendary presenter Daniel O’ Donnell on stage to perform all your favourite songs.

The recordings of the show will be split into two one-hour blocks, taking place throughout each evening.

Now in its 14th year, Ireland’s favourite country music artist O’ Donnell will be joined on stage by Declan Nerney, Cliona Hagan, Mike Denver, Chrissy Mac, Dana and the Donegal balladeers ‘Onóir’ to mention but a few.

Tickets from €30.20 are available from www.inec.ie and the Gleneagle INEC Arena box office on 064 6671555.

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