Finally, new year spins round and we’re all too depressed to rush into something new.
Planning your new year’s goals
To have a goal in mind is to make sure that you come first. “Dream it and Achieve it” might seem like something a teenage girl may have on her wall but it’s the self-motivational push we all need when it comes to achieving our health and fitness goals.
Plan to change your current (bad) habits, before you get back into that ‘after work slump’ or Saturday junk food treat. It happens quickly and once you’ve begun the cycle it’s hard to break. So, learn how to prepare effectively before it is unchangeable. Start today! Tomorrow morning, plan out tonight what you’re eating and make sure you’re prepared to change your life:
- Sleep well.
- Rehydrate ( normally your body is thirsty, not hungry!)
- Have breakfast, non of the cardboard stuff, fill up on protein and enjoy some ‘good’ carbs it gives you a good boost of energy for your day. Here’s a meal plan.
- Stay positive, Happiness is key to weight loss. we all have days that we will eat a doughnut, you won’t put on weight. Eat it if it will make you happier, the happier you are the more energy you’ll have to exercise.
- Focus, so..the girls are going out for lunch? go too, but focus on yourself! This is what you want!
- Exercise! Exercising gives you more energy, keep yourself moving. The body naturally wants to store fat, it is in our DNA. Move as much as you can and never think ‘oh I’ve done enough today’.
Why new years day diets don’t work
Picture this. It’s the holidays, you’ve spent 3 weeks binging on sugar and booze. Your body is tired and craving vegetables, vitamins (and probably water) so it can get more sustenance and vitamins and start repairing the damage you’ve caused by your holiday treats – not that I’m judging. I’m right there with you but…
You are so tired that on day one you roll out of bed and tell yourself your workout only needs to be 5 minutes and you can treat yourself to something nice. You end up eating more junk food, it’s a vicious circle.
Organise your year