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Why bother running the Los Angeles marathon?

It has been a while since I have posted but the site is still dedicated to helping you make healthier food choices wherever you are. Whether you are at a shop, restaurant, home or out and about etc.  In the upcoming months the news section will be regularly updated and I am particularly keen to discuss the launch of products that can help you buy and eat healthier options and prevent you from derailing your commitment to eating healthier food.

I have made a renewed effort these past few weeks to overhaul my nutrition plan because I have entered the Los Angeles Marathon which take place on 15th March 2015.

Eating and drinking the products that energise, fuel me and are good for my body makes a big difference to how I feel and perform day to day and ultimately will have an impact on race day.  Therefore I want to be an excellent physical and shape to tackle the course and a healthy diet makes this task much easier. The desire to eat unhealthier foods appears from time to time but it has how you deal with them that determines whether you will succeed to sticking to your healthier eating plan.

People often ask why do I bother doing a marathon because it definitely is not for the faint-hearted and requires hard work and dedication. I'm not going to lie, training and running a marathon is by no means an easy feat!
However, one of the reasons I do is because comfort can breed complacency and setting a challenge that seems almost impossible is very much achievable when broken down into smaller manageable and achievable goals (i.e training sessions that prepare me to tackle this mammoth hurdle). Plus it makes me happy that the money raised from the run goes to SENSE UK (deafblind) which helps a vulnerable section of the community.

You can apply this approach to many other areas of your life by choosing a goal/dream that is way outside your comfort zone or seems almost impossible to reach. You can then create a step by step manageable plan that will enable you to successfully accomplish it. If you need assistance in this area there are many books, websites and people etc available to assist you with this.

Tony Robbins is a renowned individual who can help you in this goal setting arena and I've just finished reading his most recent book and like his previous publications, I always find his literature, videos and interviews to be very informative and inspiring,

So give it a go, seek to be challenged and see what is possible!Please leave comments below and let me know what you think about the article and the goals that you set to push yourself.

If you would like to sponsor me for the LA marathon please visit https://www.justgiving.com/Rachel-Garwood-Los-Angeles-Marathon

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