20 Dec SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO GET YOU STARTED
First of all congratulations on deciding it’s time to commit to a healthier lifestyle! We promise you won’t regret it! Although this decision might seem slightly daunting, practising healthy habits doesn’t have to be hard! Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re starting again below are 6 simple strategies to help get you started.
Ditch the all or nothing attitude:
So many people dive into a strict programme that they struggle to maintain, making healthy food choices and exercising doesn’t need to be complex and fancy. It’s not necessary to go out and purchase new equipment or pre/post workout shakes! Keep it simple, think about making small sustainable changes like getting up from your desk every 20 minutes, taking a healthy lunch to work each day and scheduling in a mid-week workout.
Start with small tweaks:
- Walk More: Walking is an excellent way to start, end or break up the day and does wonders for your health. A brisk walk will boost your energy levels, burn fat and put you in a great mood!
- Drink More Water: Water makes up 60% of the human body, drinking more will increase your focus and energy levels. Water also helps the liver to process toxins and promotes weight loss. For more flavour try adding a slice of lemon or if you’re feeling like something a little bit fancy try sparkling water with some fresh lime and strawberries!
- Eat More Plants: Fruit and vegetables are the best way to pack more nutrients into your body, try incorporating fresh and brightly coloured produce into every meal.
Find exercise that you love:
We say it time and time again working out doesn’t have to mean slaving away at the gym for hours or running endless kilometres. There are so many different ways to move your body, it’s just about finding what you enjoy!
Grab a mate:
Starting the journey with a friend is a great way to stay accountable. When you have a friend counting on you to meet them for a walk, a workout or a yoga class you are far more likely to make it happen rather than vaguely planning to exercise by yourself! It’s also much more fun to have someone to share your goals, your struggles and your successes with.
Define your goals:
Think about why you’re starting and what you want to achieve. Whether it’s to increase energy or self-esteem, to take better care of your body, to be a good role model to your children or to lose weight. Whatever the reason hold it close and remind yourself of it each day.
Take it one day at a time:
Change doesn’t happen overnight, it takes work and commitment. Taking it one day at a time, starts with Day 1. Don’t think about starting next week or next month, make it a priority and start today. We know you can do it! R&J x