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Before I Die...

21/07/2015 10:18 BST | Updated 20/07/2016 10:59 BST

What will you do? A very simple question that can be put to everyone and one that has been put to the people of Galway over the last 3 weeks. The question was put out there in a public space, on a public street with chalk there for everyone to write what they would do. Funny how such a simple question can get you thinking? Reading the answers, each and everyone was so different from the rest, showing just how much each and everyone of us is so different in what we want to do and be. And yet we are all so similar, we love to engage with ideas, people and be part of life.

Life is so fast paced now, that often we have very little time to just take stock and ask ourselves what it is we want to do, where we want to go or how do we feel about situations, people and ourselves.

So what do you want to do before you die? This deserves some thought, often we are afraid to allow ourselves to think about what we want as it can really overwhelm and leave us searching for answers. Answers that might not be there today but with the right mindset and identifying your goals and how exactly you can achieve these- is the first step in fulfilling them. Goal setting may seem like pie in the sky to some, but goals and targets especially when it comes to health and fitness can be the deciding factor in whether or not you actually achieve anything. The key to goal setting is having the tangible steps and factors needed to actually achieving that goal visualised. Many people say oh I would like to run a 5km, lose a stone or become fitter. They are just thoughts, words, they are not goals yet, until you put pen to paper and say ok I need to plan how I am going to get to be able to run 3 miles, you will find it so difficult to do.

So maybe we need to ask ourselves "what would I like to do before next week?" I always stay start small and build on it. This week I am embarking on a new journey with my training to see how I can challenge my body in different ways, this combined with my Crossfit training will hopefully teach me many new things. Monday being day one, is the day of change. I am alternating my diet and beginning a new training system, of which happened at 7:30am on Monday morning. I am excited for the challenge. Why am I doing this you might ask? Because I like to always challenge myself, to try new things and to step outside of my comfort zone. Why would or should we simply stay in the same lane. Why should we expect the same results and why should we continue to do the same things on the daily, the weekly or even yearly. They say change is as good as rest, well I certainly won't be resting but I will be pushing myself , my body and my mind on in a new direction that I know will benefit my health, lifestyle and my overall mindset.

So what would you do before next week?

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