SO HERE WE ARE AGAIN…ANOTHER NEW YEARS EVE, AND ABOUT TO MAKE SOME MORE ‘RESOLUTIONS’ RIGHT?
Well, before we make those resolutions, or decisions as I’d rather refer them as…remember this….
“You define what’s important to you by what you dedicate your time to….”
So here is some of my suggestions to making the right decisions that WILL get you where you want to be in 12 months’ time!
- START NOW! NOT MONDAY….
Get moving now, like this hour. Or if It’s too late today, then tomorrow morning, first thing. Go for a walk, a bike ride; or try a new group fitness class or get into that gym for a weight session. But JUST GET MOVING! This is the perfect time to set some new positive exercise habits, or pick up on old ones that you have left behind in the busy lead up to the silly season.
- 2. RID OF THAT SHIT FOOD!…
In particular…THE SUGAR!!!!!!!!!! Sugar is the enemy, not fatStart by cleaning up the pantry and fridge by clearing out the shortbread, the Christmas cake, the boxes of chocolate and sweets given as presents, and the leftover cream trifle and chips and dip that accompany that 5pm glass or 5 of wine. Freeze what you can, and ditch or give away the rest. Buy a heap of fresh fruit and vegetables and add them to every meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Munch on beans, snowpeas, cucumber and capsicums that are right in season now, and in abundance.
- 3. DRINK A HEAP OF WATER…
Around 3 litres/day. Yep….you heard, 3 litres!!! ! Don’t drink that much? Don’t like water? Get over it…just drink it. Our bodies are made up of a mixture of things that includes water. We need water for body functions, chemical reactions, hydration at cellular level, hormonal responses and to lose weight! So get drinking water. Add ice, or lemon or cucumber if you need to make it more palatable, and get yourself a 1 litre bottle that you empty 3 x a day!
- LIMIT ALCOHOL……
You know it! It has to happen. I’m not saying be a teetotaler but I am saying limit the consumption and go for sugar free, alcohol free options as well when you are entertaining and out during this festive holiday season. Nothing will increase your calories more than alcohol consumption, and increased calories with decreased movement = weight gain! Not to even mention hormonal effects, and strain on your liver, digestive system and your metabolism. I love my red wine and occasion gin….but once new year has passed, the alcohol free days step back into play.
- MAKE A PLAN/DECSION…
Make a plan, or rather a decision and start straight away on the plan. Don’t leave it until when you get back from holiday. Why would you do that? Why not start now? If there’s no gym handy or group fitness classes, go for a walk or try a home based, body weight exercise session such as the following immediately.
Warm up with a walk, then
5 plank elbow/hands
10 squat jumps
Repeat for 4-5 rounds
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Happy New Year, and I’ll look forward to seeing more of you all in 2018! Live your best life yet!!!
Live your best year yet!!!