If you are looking for some inspiration to kick start your body + mind into positivity for a whole healthier lifestyle then this is for you!
Don’t set lots of resolutions for the New Year come down to a few or even one would be better,this is due to your mind getting overloaded with too many things to do and let’s face it “who has got time to do them all”
Do this for yourself, that’s right if you are thinking about what other people want you like then its a big NO NO! this is for you and you only. Or if you are sitting reading this and saying “I am fine how I am Thank You”,then that is fine too. As I am not advocating come on lets get fit and have abs of steel that is not what this is about it is more about that you want to do it and change your whole lifestyle as Yes that is what it takes,this is not just a quick fix thing and do a few exercises then you with be classed as fit as that is not how it happens.
How to start out and get you motivated…….
1 Have a plan– You will need a plan do guide you for example I followed Slimming World. You can choose which is best for you,personally got best results on this and following a Vegetarian healthy eating + sync counting with workouts and had to change my whole outlook plus relationship with food.
2 Tell your friends & family- Tel them you have set this goal you are more likely to get support and less likely to avoid failure.
3 Stay Motivated– Make a list on how doing this goal will be of benefit for you keep one at home even pin it to your noticeboard.
4 Reward Yourself– No-one is saying you cant ever have a nice treat as sure you can but remember all in moderation.As time goes on you will find that you will tuck in to a nice homemade fruit compote or healthy fruit pancakes especially if you are building up+strengthening as your body will need the extra protein.
5 Track what you eat and drink– This can be better if you have an app on your phone as it is more easy to do so. Apps such as MyFitnessPal…. you can input all your food+drink on a daily basis not only that you can add exercises in your diary that will tell you how many calories you have burnt,this is good as you will have all the information in one place.
6 Focus on your feelings– One of the biggest mistakes you can make when trying to lose weight or improve your fitness is to focus too much on the scales, Instead, focus on how you feel after a workout: strong and invincible after lifting weights, alert and energized after cardio, relaxed and mindful after a yoga session. By focusing on how you feel, you’re less reliant on the scale to keep you motivated.
7 Take is easy – This means don’t go banging out a big sessions all the time remember this is a long-term change start of slow then progress.
8 Find a buddy-Having a friend who can join you can help too you do not have to do this as it depends on how you work best.
9 Do not starve yourself of food– Your body will need a lot of proteins, vitamins, and minerals so that your muscles respond well to your workouts Fruits and vegetables are a must.
10 Warm up – This helps increase blood flow to the working muscle which results in decreased muscle stiffness, reduced risk of injury. Not only that but is good for mental preparation too and your mind can ease into the workout.
11 Keep trying – You will sometimes faultier during your goals as we all do as we are all human,but get up and try again you will find you are stronger then you think!
12 Switch up your workouts– If you keep doing the same workouts over and over for months you will soon become board so be ready to adopt new workouts that will give you diversity. Beginners try to aim for 2-3 30/40mins workouts sessions per week while more advanced will tend to aim for around 6 per week with one rest day. Always consult your doctor to make sure you are well enough to do so.
13 Be Happy – The Key is to be happy and enjoy what you are doing and the achievements that you are going to get from your goals believe me it will be worth it.
Simple but effective tips to help you stay focused and achieve your health and fitness goals coming New Year.