Summer Confidence

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Confidence is a funny old thing. What does it mean and what does it say about a person? From an early age, I was always pretty quiet until I got to know someone. Then I would come out of my shell and talk more. It’s quite funny as my little lad is exactly the same and it’s like looking into a mirror sometimes!


I recently wrote a post about how Judo gave Adam more confidence. My little girl on the other hand is more confident. Not in a horrible way! Whenever they’re playing in a park, it’s always Emma who will start talking to other kids and then you can slowly see Adam starting to join in. I think confidence comes with age but what kind of confidence? If we’re talking about confidence right now as an adult and how you look, I’ve been around loads of people with different levels of confidence. Some may look overweight yet are still quite confident. Others are overweight and lack confidence. Some are slender and athletic, yet lack confidence. Some people lack so much confidence yet post endless selfies. Some are slender and confident! The list goes on and on! I can’t really speak on behalf of them. All I can say is that since I started my fitness journey, I’ve never really lacked confidence.


I don’t think anyone really likes an over-confident person. Well I don’t anyway! When I first started my blog, I was unsure because I thought “Who do I think I am?” After stewing on it for a number of weeks, I decided to go ahead anyway as I’m not really saying I’m an expert. I’m just a guy on a fitness journey, sharing my thoughts and findings. I guess this blog is just something which provides me with some extra motivation too.


I think if I’m training regularly and eating well, my confidence is always higher. My mood is definitely higher! Since working with Slendertone, I’ve been training hard and keeping a close eye on my nutrition. This in turn has made me more confident. Training regularly and watching your diet also has other benefits. Reducing stress is one and I always find I sleep better.


I don’t really train to look good. I don’t go on holidays abroad and no-one hardly ever sees me naked other than my Wife and kids, haha! I train to feel good and to make me stronger. I also like the fact my kids know I train regularly so hopefully they’ll be interested in training with me one day. I guess the appearance thing will take care of itself.


Training with the Slendertone belt has made me stronger and has made my confidence higher. Try it out if you lack some confidence! Slendertone and I are here to support you along the way, so lets go! Can I also say how proud I am of Team GB!


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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