FROM THE ED­I­TOR

Christchurch Mail - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

My eight week chal­lenge isn’t go­ing so well.

I’ve been a bit flat, and have been look­ing for mo­ti­va­tion and in­spi­ra­tion to aid my per­spi­ra­tion - hunt­ing through Pin­ter­est, sign­ing up to apps, stalk­ing Face­book pages – all from the com­fort of my couch.

So I was a lit­tle sur­prised when I found the best in­spi­ra­tion right in my own gym.

A young woman I train with, Casey, is get­ting real re­sults. She’s given up smok­ing, she’s train­ing five times a week, she at­tends ev­ery boot­camp ses­sion, and she’s toned, taught and ter­rific.

I caught up with her af­ter a Saturday boot­camp that had me in a filthy mood, and which she smiled and sailed through. She was happy, up­beat and in­cred­i­bly mo­ti­vat­ing.

It was a very good re­minder for me that 1) habit and con­sis­tency are the tricks to progress and 2) I don’t need to go hunt­ing for in­spi­ra­tion. It’s right here. I just needed to open my eyes.

Thanks Casey. You’re awe­some.

– Shan­non. ED­I­TOR: Shan­non Beynon, shan­non.beynon@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz; BLOG: shewil­l­beal­right.word­press.com NEWS: Anna Price, anna.price@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz; 03 943 2582 NEWS: Monique Steele, monique.steele@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz; 027 404 2614 SPORT: Jonathan Leask: jonathan.leask@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz; 027 403 0007 DIS­PLAY AD­VER­TIS­ING: 03 364 8285 ad.sales@press.co.nz CLAS­SI­FIED AD­VER­TIS­ING: 03 377 8778 go­clas­si­fieds@press.co.nz POST: Pri­vate Bag 4722 Christchurch 8140

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