It can be really hard to get back into the swing of things when you have loss track of your health and fitness goals. But, it's important to know that it doesn't take long to get back into a routine and that you can feel little results and improvements very quickly.
Here are my five top tips to rebooting and getting back on track!
Write some goals. Maybe you wrote new years resolutions that you haven't kept? Or maybe you didn't write any at all? It doesn't matter that its almost February. Write down goals that are relevant and achievable now. Stick these up on the fridge or write them down in your planner and refer back to them when you feel you need a reminder.
Get rid of any temptations. Your pantry may still have a hangover from the holidays and you may find you have a surplus of those treat foods (you know what I mean - chips, lollies, biscuits) Tidy out the pantry and eliminate the treat food that you just don't need.
Plan out nutritious meals. Eating well...
I had to share my dinner with you from the other night, it was sooo good, packed with lots of greens and good fats AND it also had some potato and pasta on the side.
Now, most of the time I focus on eating a lower carb, higher (healthy) fat diet but sometimes I like to add in some carb fuelled meals to my evening routine every now and then because who doesn't love some pasta or potatoes. Plus a little bit doesn't hurt and its all about balance and moderation. The problem with higher carb diets is that they don't keep you satiated for long and you can easily over consume them. This then leads to excess calories and fat storage.
Here are some tricks to try not to overdo the carbs but still enjoy them once in a while:
- Bulk up your meal with a leafy green salad
- Stick to 1/2 cup of the high carb food e.g pasta or potato
- Eat the higher carbs at night (can help improve sleep)
- Enjoy carbs the night before a run or intense workout
- Stick to whole foods and stay away from all...
I am so much more motivated to eat well and train more when I am reading books, listening to podcasts and surrounding myself with fit, healthy people. Also, the more I learn about the impact food and exercise has on our bodies, the more determined I am to enjoy more whole foods and exercise often. Keep learning, listening to your body and treat living a healthy life as an experiment.
This is a super important one because it is the daily habits and rituals that add up over a long period of time. If you introduce good daily habits that you can stick to, then, you are going to set yourself up for success. Think of the habits that are going to serve you and the ones that will not. Try adding in good ones each day and slowly remove the bad ones one step at a time. For example, if you find yourself having a glass...
This week I want to give you some overall health tips that I have been implementing and focusing on recently. I am going to share ONE tip for all things - food, fitness and beauty. (All the things that I lovvvveeeee!!!)
Tip #1 - FOOD
Avoid BLT's... What are BLT's? Bites, Licks & Tastes. This is one thing that I struggle with as I LOVE to pick throughout the day. (Simply out of habit, emotion and just because I love to eat!)
The problem is that when you are snacking all day and not sitting down to a meal, you are not giving your body the chance to rest and digest your food properly. Another downside is that you also don't realise actually how much food you have consumed over the whole day. This could add up to sooo much more than you think... So, my tip, stick to three meals per day, most of the time!
Tip #2 - FITNESS
Engage your core ALL DAY LONG!
This one is really important as it will help to support your whole body...
Have you sat down and actually looked at your daily habits? We all have them! They stick with us day in and day out. We have habits that serve us and habits that don't. They are basically automated once you have repeated them daily for a long period of time. Brushing your teeth, drinking your morning coffee, what you have for breakfast are probably going to look the same for you day in and day out because you no longer have to think about them, they are just automated.
I have been working on my daily habits or what I like to call 'rituals' for a long period of time now and they are honestly really hard to change. New habits are challenging to implement, you have to work at them for a long period of time. And much longer than the so called '21 days'.
You need the motivation and willpower to keep working at them for a long period of time. You also need the strength and determination to know that if you fail, you have to pick yourself...
Do you really know how you want to live your life? Or do you just take it day by day, get stuck in a rut and feel completely unsatisfied with how things are going for you? I get like this sometimes! I just feel like I am on a roller coaster ride and that I can't get control. I feel like I am always behind the eight ball. I feel like I am constantly chasing my tail. Sometimes I feel like this for weeks, sometimes months and sometimes days. The most important thing I have come to realise is how quickly I decide to pick myself back up again, sort my shit out and keep on trying.
Over these past few years since being back in the fitness industry I have really worked on myself. I have introduced new habits, tested out different styles of training, eating and practised different mindfulness habits. I now know that I can't get this PERFECT!! And that no one else is perfect!
We all struggle with SOMETHING in our lives and I guess it's how quickly we can pick ourselves up and...
Don't we all want to make life run more smoothly? Lately, I have been trying to find little hacks to help me save time & do my best to help re-use and recycle. I am working towards living a more minimalist lifestyle which will help me towards my 'making life run more smoothly' moto.
So, this week I thought I would share with you a few little things that are helping me at this stage of my journey.
Now, just remember that you are never going to get anything PERFECT. Because let's face it, its all about progression - not perfection. Andddd there is ALWAYS something that is going to get in your way. It's just how you manage to deal with these obstacles and how quickly you can overcome them.
A few weeks ago I decided to sign up to a toilet paper subscription. Pretty funny hey! (Thanks to my best friend who told me about this well over a year ago!!) But, honestly this is probably one of the best things that I have done in a long...
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