This week’s bog is based on a conversation I heard on a podcast with a boxer, and the boxer was talking about how he stays ready to ensure that he doesn’t have to get ready. In other words, he stays at a pretty good level of fitness and wellbeing – so when he gets the call for the fight, he’s ready.

I try to do the same thing, I maintain a certain level of health, fitness and wellbeing. A certain level of sleep every night, good mental health, and making sure I’m staying energised – this means that I’m resilient. Whenever life throws me a curve ball, which inevitably it can do, I’m not blindsided by it and I’m ready for it – with my health, fitness and wellbeing routines it means I can cope with that.

The takeaway from this blog is to start to think about how your own resilience is based.

Do you have that foundation of physical fitness, emotional fitness, and mental fitness?

Do you get blindsided by the things that life throws at us? If you do, then I’d suggest physical and emotional fitness are the places to start.

For physical fitness look at your sleep, your mental health, your energy, and look at how much you’re moving, look at how much structured exercise you’re doing and try to increase it. From an emotional perspective, when you are sleeping well, when you have got good mental health, it changes the way that you respond emotionally, it gives you a little bit more control of your feelings. It doesn’t mean you don’t express yourself emotionally, but you’re a bit more in control or less likely to be thrown off course.

I think those areas are key to what resilience is really all about, and a lot of it comes down to our own fitness in a very, very broad sense.

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  • Leanne is an award-winning entrepreneur and the founder of Bodyshot Performance Limited. She delivered a TEDx talk on 'Why fitness is more important than weight', is the author of bestselling books 'Remove the Guesswork' and 'Rise and Shine', and hosts a podcast called ’Remove the Guesswork‘. Leanne is the founder of Bodyshot Performance, an award-winning health and wellbeing company. Bodyshot Performance work with businesses of up to 500 people who want to create a culture of energy, vitality and performance through the business and position wellbeing as a competitive advantage. Bodyshot intersect the latest science and technology to provide unique solutions to the challenge of wellbeing in the workplace that have a direct impact on the bottom line. Our clients have won awards for wellbeing and recognise it directly improves employee engagement and retention and attracts talent into the business.  We also work with chronically stressed or burned out professionals to get you back in control of your health and able to do the things you want to do in life. My expertise is around health, fitness and wellbeing, specifically focusing on sleep, mental health, energy, body composition, digestion and fitness. I host a popular podcast on iTunes called ’Remove the Guesswork ‘, and in November 2016 I delivered a TEDx talk on 'Why fitness is more important than weight'. I’m the author of the bestselling books 'Remove the Guesswork' and 'Rise and Shine' and I regularly speak to corporates on health and wellbeing. My personal values are to live truthfully, considerately and to "suck all the marrow out of life" as Thoreau said. I support the charity Diversity Role Models which works to combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. I recently completed the world’s toughest ski race to raise £10,125 for Alzheimer's Research as my father-in-law was profoundly ill with Alzheimers, and I am on a constant mission to find ways to live in a way that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. I love sport, fitness, reading, gardening, business, podcasting, and being with my cat and our scampish little rescue dog, Kami from Romania.