Getting back on it after Christmas 🎄💪
It is most likely that before Christmas , you were energetic and determined to start your healthy lifestyle.
Starting with enthusiasm and hope, you watched your food intake diligently, exercised like it was going out of style, and even avoided the temptation that seemed to be at every corner.
You were confident that you were going to reach your goals once and for all!
Then Christmas struck! You ate chocolate after chocolate, drink after drink and more food that anyone should consume in one sitting.
Realizing you had “blown” your diet, you ate another and another and couldn’t get it together the next day either as it's Boxing Day and the food and drink just needs finishing.
Ladies and Gents what ever your level of overindulgence we can now focus on getting back to it, believe me, myself and Ruth need to get back to it too!!
That first class is going to be tough and you need to push your self to get there but I assure you after a brief workout you will be ready to focus and get back to a full training regime.
If your reading this then you could have been going backwards for a while and even months before Christmas using the "new year" as a new you mantra, well let's use that and get you on track for a healthier you..
When you feel like getting back on track is overwhelming, try one (or more) of these small steps each day.
1. Try a short workout. Even five minutes is better than nothing.
2. Try a new recipe. Cooking healthy foods can be fun and it never has to be bland.
We have 100's recipes and you can get our 21 healthy recipe ebook for free as a download here
3. Eat a healthy breakfast. Starting your day healthy will set up your mind set for the day.
4. Drink your water. Try to aim for 8 cups each day and you’ll feel the difference!
5. Look for motivation, checking our Facebook page can help, our motivational videos and seeing the progress of others.
6. Track your food today. No matter how it adds up, you’ll learn from it.
A great app to use is MyFitnessPal on android and iTunes
7. Share and set personal goals, having a focus will help you stay on track, contact us if you need help with this.</p></span>8. Get friends involved, having a training partner is the best motivation and adds accountability to the mix.</p></span>9. Create a training schedule! Planning your workouts will help with allowing some me time.</p></span>10. Include some free fitness activities, adding some free walks, cycling will keep the cost down and mix things up.</p></span>11. Create a motivational collage. Include pictures of your goal and reasons why.</p></span>12. Only buy healthy food, what you don't have in the cupboards you won't eat!!</p></span>13. If eating out aim for high protein and avoid too many carbs</p></span>14. Keep active in the garden, include these activities to keep active.</p></span>15. Take the stairs. Even if this is the only thing you do all day, it's better than nothing.</p></span>16. Upbeat music can help you get motivated to exercise, play an upbeat playlist a couple hours before a planned workout</p></span>17. Portion control is important, try not to overdo plates when preparing meals</p></span>
</span>18. Eat fruit and veg, my best tip for getting over sugar cravings is to have a vast variety of fruit 🍉 in your bowl. When ever you feel like grabbing something naughty hit the fruit bowl instead.</p>Add as much veg to each meal as possible.
19. Slow down during meals. You’ll be less likely to overeat and more likely to enjoy your meal.</span></p></p></span>
20. Play with the kids more, get them outside and play what ever active games you can, chase, tag or football.</span></p>Your get more active, kids get more active win win!
21. Join a fitness group!
Joining a group like ours can be the best thing you can do.
Making friends, coach support and group exercise is great motivation and accountability.
Check our classes out here