38 Degrees North Blog

Does this sound familiar?

I’m sure it does, because I was once you. Struggling with a career, a relationship, time, money, myself…
• You’re just not loving what you see in the mirror anymore and you long for more energy
• You’d love to boost your self-confidence and feel sexier
• You want to embrace life with more positivity and joy, and feel great about the future
• You want to get in shape but struggle to find time, even with all the extra time lockdown has created
• There is so much contradictory and confusing info out there – fad diets and influencers offering free at home workouts and you don’t know where to start or who to trust
• You’ve struggled with consistency in the past and still do
• You’ve experienced results that DON’T last, over and over again
• You struggle to make it part of your lifestyle but you know if you could you’d succeed – for ever!
• You know that you could hit your goals with the proper support and guidance

If any or even all of these you can relate to I’d love to talk to you. I’ve been there….
DM me or drop me a comment and let’s get you some clarity on how to fix these problems and start living the life you deserve

Life Is About “AND”

When you take ownership of your life, you realise a lot of things.

One of those things is that you are 100% in control of yourself, your time, and what’s possible in your life.

Too often we adopt the belief that we “can’t have it all” or that we “must choose.”

We must choose a successful career or raising a family.

We must choose between being a dedicated parent and taking care of ourselves.

We must choose family time or fitness.

The truth is that these are all lies.

There is no “either/or” when it comes to an overall successful and fulfilling life.

You can take incredible care of your body and health AND be a great parent/spouse AND have a wildly successful career.

You can have it all if you’ll let yourself believe it and create it.

So, where in your life do you believe you must choose?

What if you changed that belief?

What would it look like if you could have it all?

Please hit reply and share. I’d love to hear what it would look like to you to change that belief 🙂

Falling Off The Wagon…

It happens to all of us. Sometimes more regularly than we’d like.

The two most important things to do are:

1) Show yourself some self-compassion – letting your inner critic run wild in your head isn’t helping you and he/she has nothing useful to say anyway!

2) Get right back into your groove – this serves a few purposes – you’re reinforcing to your subconscious that despite the hiccup, going for your goal is your new behaviour, you’re limiting any physical impact, you’ll just feel better about thing and more importantly yourself!

Remember, just like one day of eating healthy or one workout doesn’t result in your dream body goals, one day/night of overindulgence doesn’t mean you’ve blown it either.

If it’s happening regularly then try these:

1) Double down on your affirmations to help reinforce your new beliefs (rather than “I don’t drink/eat cake/stay out all night”, try “today I choose not to….” it’s easier for your sub-conscious to accept).

2) If you’re feeling tempted, ask yourself whether you really want to do what you’re about to do and whether it’s taking you towards or away from your goal.

3) Have a routine, make plans and keep busy, boredom often leads to mischief…

4) Make plans to do something you’ll need to be on form for, ideally with a friend – like going for an early morning run – then that next drink the night before won’t seem so appealing…

I’d love to hear your hints for staying on the straight and narrow.

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The Midlife Method By Sam Rice

Some of you may have seen (and even been surprised by!) that’s there’s a book coming out called The Midlife Method. Now, we were going to write a book called The Midlife Method, but looks like someone has beaten us to the punch…

So in case you’ve found this while searching the internet, what is our Midlife Method, and what is The Midlife Method by Sam Rice?

Well our Midlife Method is an 8 week transformational programme specially designed for mid lifers (like us).

You see we don’t believe in just a diet (they don’t work long term), so our approach is based around exercise (short sessions mixing HIIT and resistance training with adequate recovery), sensible, sustainable nutrition, and most importantly, mindset.

We use our backgrounds in psychology, NLP, hypnosis, stress management and coaching to enable habit change, alter beliefs to forge a new self-identity aligned with your goal. This is the way you build sustainable change. All this is supported with a private community and regular group calls, and delivered in an app so it’s on demand to fit around your timetable (we know you’re busy).

As The Midlife Method by Sam Rice isn’t out yet, we haven’t had a chance to see it or comment on it, but it does look like it’s another diet book. 

When we’re looking to manage our body composition (not weight but our body fat levels) energy in is only part of the story, which is why moving your body (energy out) is key for long term success.

To really ensure sustainable results you need to work on your mind too. This is where our clients get amazing results, shifting their perception and instilling confidence and positivity.

If you’re looking for some new meal ideas, then I guess check out The Midlife Method by Sam Rice, but if you’re looking to get serious and develop a new winning mindset,along with a healthy, strong body without making huge sacrifices, then get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you.

Are You Playing This Dangerous Game?

Can you believe it’s December again already?!
Time for family, friends, parties, and reflection on the past year.
But I want to highlight something that I think is incredibly important…
If you aren’t where you want to be in terms of your health and fitness right now, and you’re waiting for January 1 to get started, there is a 93% chance you’ll be getting ready to start your journey all over again on January 1, 2022.
Let me explain…
When we put off change and tackling goals, it sets us up for almost certain failure (93% chance
according to research).
That’s right, 93% of people will not achieve a goal they set.
And given that our mission is to help people push past goals and truly transform, this kills me!
I know you’re probably thinking “but things are just too crazy during the holidays!”
Or “this year is different – we’ve had a pandemic!”
As you may have heard me say before, that’s simply a false story that far too many people believe.
If you’re serious about making change in any area of your life, it’s never about tomorrow.
It’s about the choices you make moment to moment that really count.
Putting things off until January is an extremely dangerous game that almost guarantees failure.
So, if you’ve had January 1 in your head to take action, throw that out right now, drop me a message, and let me know you’re ready.
Be in the 7% that achieve their goals and true transformation.
We can’t wait to support you.

A Blast From The Past – Letter From Seneca

Many centuries ago philosopher Seneca wrote:
“Just as the purest wine flows from the top of the jar and the thickest dregs settle at the bottom ; so in our human life , that which is best comes first.
Shall we allow other men to quaff the best, and keep the dregs for ourselves? 
In other words, make the most of the time you have now.
Don’t put off following your dreams, all that’s left at the end are the bitter dregs which do not satisfy.

Don’t wait until you no longer have the energy, the health, the time to do what you want to do.
What have you been putting off that you can go for today?