1. a formal assessment or examination of something
1. examine or assess (something) with the possibility of instituting change if necessary
“It’s easy to make progress when things are going great. When you’re feeling fast, powerful, strong. When you are feeling bad, when nothing is working, when everything is going against you, then you must bear down, and forge ahead. Those are the days that build character and make the most difference.”
Hello Readers It’s Thursday, it’s 6.14am and its blog writing time again
Over the last two weeks I’ve posted a couple of cheeky reprints/edited versions of posts that I originally knocked up in January - ‘HTGEWYWI2012’ (not a very catchy acronym I’ll admit) and the companion piece ‘Unwieldy acronym – Making A Plan’ Those of you who were paying attention will have noticed that 5th on my list of answers to the question ‘What are the five most important specific accomplishments I need to make, within the next 12 weeks, to ensure I arrive at my destination on time?’ was ‘Review my progress every 2 weeks’.
This week it’s review time It’s also an excellent time of year for doing this so I’ve been reviewing my, well to be honest, entire life, but I do have intensity issues For this week’s post I’m going to illustrate the value of regular reviews by reviewing this blog
When I first posted way back in January I stated that “I’ll be posting assorted ramblings on personal training, mainly on matters relating to nutrition and exercise, though I do reserve the right to wander completely off topic if something grabs my attention I’ll cover my own diet and exercise programs too, so you can see what I’m up to and how I apply the techniques and information. Hopefully you’ll all find something of interest and/or amusement as the year unfolds ”
So let’s see how my posts have measured up. I’ve posted 18 times – I just counted I’ve also managed to keep to my original brief pretty well I think – I’ve made nutrition simple, given you meal preparation guidelines (I’ll repost these here over the next couple of weeks for those of you who missed them) and shared my nutritional program with you. I’ve covered static stretching in a truly epic fashion, featuring video footage of me , given you a mini guide to ab training and recommended a physio, a book, a supplement and a supplement supplier. I’ve given you a guide to basic workout structure, including warming up and cooling down, and shared my current workout with you. Not content with telling you how to get exactly what you want in 2011, and how to plan for it, I’ve done it again for 2012 I’ve even given you some pointers for when your ‘Why’ isn’t working.
It doesn’t end there though I’ve also rambled introspectively, shared my admiration for Kai Greene with you, suggested you use words with exactitude, and expanded your minds, hopefully ), with the news that you can choose how to think about situations.
And while I’ve not written anything specifically on personal training if you weren’t aware that for a personal trainer Edinburgh was a great city, you should be by now
All in all I’m happy with my blog’s performance so far. As far as changing anything goes the adage ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it springs to mind’ so I’m intending to continue with more of the same. As ever if you’d like my take on anything in particular just comment below
Even though my review has clarified for me that my blog is up to scratch there’s something slightly unsatisfying for me about this post. I can’t help but think it would have been far more interesting if some changes had been needed With this in mind for next week’s post I’m going to look at an area in which changes were/are most certainly needed – that of rest and relaxation
To tide you over I’ll close with a bonus educational extra ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ originated in the United States in the twentieth century. Government official Bert Lance was quoted in the May 1977 issue of ‘Nation’s Business’ as saying, ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’