Mindset / Training

Be The Tortoise, Not The Hare

“It’s taken you years to put on all your excess weight, what makes you think you can take it all off in 6 weeks”

This was a conversation I had with someone literally a few days ago.

The chap in question wants/needs to lose about 30kg.

His weight is a problem, affecting his health, family life and career.

“I get out of breath chasing after my 6 year old son and I don’t want that. I also want to be a good role model to him and at the moment I’m not”

The problem lies in the fact that he wants results like yesterday.

I need to lose as much weight as I can in 6 weeks, he said.

Why 6 weeks?

“Got a family holiday coming up and need to lose as much as I can”

I told him not to focus on the 6 week mark but more like 12 weeks or 6 months, probably a year.

“When was the last time you were 30kg lighter?”

“About 7 years ago, before my son arrived”

We live in a world that wants quick fixes. We demand things now. Food, travel and services are all expected to be delivered instantaneously.

Weight loss?

That takes time.

It takes a little knowledge, a plan, a little strategy and above all, PATIENCE

Sure, you can drop 10kg in a hurry.

Here’s the answer to that – don’t eat anything for the next 30 days. Not one single thing.

10kg loss minimum.

The downside?

It’s nearly all muscle and your organs start to fail. Not a good look.

It’s a means to and end but it’s not the way is it?

Look I get it.

It can be very discouraging when you’ve made the decision to lose weight, you’ve started the journey and the results are not coming like you think they should but let me tell you this.

In the weight loss game, slow and steady wins the race.

Be the tortoise, not the hare.

In fact it’s not even a race.

It’s a journey. Yours and no one else’s.

Focus on each day ahead of you and not the end result.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

That single step could be an email to me or why don’t you just text me on 07775 730250 and let’s talk and put a plan in place. 

Speaking of plans, what are yours for the Easter weekend?

I’m driving up to Yarm tomorrow morning for a few days with Alex’s family and then on Sunday I’m in Peterborough with Mum & Dad so it’s good times with the family for me.


Whatever you do and wherever you are, enjoy it.

Talk with you soon

Gav ‘more hare than tortoise’ Gillibrand

PS. Final spot on the retreat left!

Do YOU want it? There maybe a discounted price on this final spot…


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