7 Tips to help you get back on track with your health goals.
As school holidays come to an end sometimes we can find our selves with a few extra kilos and a little less motivation… You know, all those lunch visits with friends and families, extra treats, road trip snacks and takeaway meals. Next thing you know the holidays are over, you’ve ditched your diet plan, workout regime and you are lacking some serious motivation to get back into the swing of things. Here’s what you can do to help.
1. Set goals - get back to basics and reassess your goals. Set some small weekly goals you can crush each week. I love reading my goals out each day and also visually being able to see them is a great way to stay on track. Some of the women I coach write on their mirrors, make signs they can stick on their fridge and even little alarm reminders on their phone.
2. Create some healthy habits. Throw out the toast and start getting into a new routine as soon as you wake up in the morning. Starting your day with a protein & fibre rich meal will help you stay fuller for longer. Swapping your toast / cereal for something more nutritious can make a huge impact on your health.
3. Limit alcohol & increase water. Dry July maybe? The holidays are over so now is the perfect time to cut out the excess alcohol and start increasing your water intake. Make sure you bring a water bottle with you wherever you go.
4. Move everyday. Netflix and chill time is over. Now you don’t have to run to your nearest gym to achieve this step. It can be as simple as walking around the block for 5 mins each day or maybe doing 20 squats as soon as you get up in the morning. The main idea here is to make it a habit because that is what gets people to their goal.
5. Stay positive and surround yourself with supportive people. Its time to check in and re-evaluate your circle. I’m not telling you to go out there and dump your BFF but maybe its time to introduce some more uplifting people into your circle. If you are constantly surrounding yourself with what I call, energy vampires, you’re going to constantly feel un motivated and drained. If you surround yourself with people who are motivated, on a mission and ready to crush goals that energy rubs off on you too.
6. Prepare in advance, even when it comes to working out. So obviously meal planning is going to get you ahead of the game but what about working out. How do you prepare to workout? One way I prep is by getting my workout gear ready the night before and set it on my bedside table. That's enough of a reminder to get some exercise in. I love working out first thing in the morning, even if its just a walk around the block because typically if I don’t do it first thing, I get sidetracked and put it off.
7. Relax. Getting back on track takes time and its ok to change one thing at a time. Focus on that change and then once you’ve got that under control introduce a new routine. Some people think you have to change EVERYTHING in order to get to your goal but thats not true and typically leads to disappointment. Focus on one change, master that then introduce a new one.
You got this gorgeous!