It happens and it happens to a lot of us… we lose track. Especially after Christmas celebrations. After lots of food, drinking and socialising with family and friends it’s hard to get back on track. During the Christmas celebrations I worked out until Christmas Eve, had 4 days off and then worked out for another 3 days until New years day where I laid in bed nursing a hangover and eating all the rubbish I could find!
Now, January 2nd I’m tucked up in bed motivating myself to get back on track. I find it quite easy eating healthy as it’s the kind of food I love anyway. Strange to some but normal to others, I would actually prefer a healthy dish over a portion of fish and chips. Once you start getting back on track with your eating choices it becomes much easier.
Here’s what helps me:
– Motivate yourself with healthy recipes. There’s millions online that are super easy, quick and delicious to make! When I start looking at these kind of recipes it seriously makes me want to eat it, plus the nutrition information given by the authors persuades you that little bit more!
– Grab yourself a journal or diary and start making realistic goals and aims. I say realistic because if you create something too big it might frighten you off. Start with small goals such as, “Add an extra portion of Veg/Fruit into my daily diet” or “Drink 1 pint of water before breakfast”. Something that will totally benefit you and your body.
– If working out is something you’re really struggling with this new year then look for fun workout plans. When I first started my fitness journey I found lots of fun and free workouts on YouTube. I started off with ‘Blogilates’ which was incredibly fun and incorporates the use of Pilates. After I upped my fitness level I then went onto Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide. That’s where I really saw results!
– Join a community. If you’re a social media addict just like me then joining a fitness community on Facebook or Instagram would surely benefit you. I love it and find it’s the one thing that really makes me accountable of my workouts and the one place I can find daily motivation and inspiration from all my other fitness friends.
Once you have your routine started keep it going for a few weeks. It takes time to create a habit and i’d say after a month if the fitness lifestyle isn’t for you then change your plans up and try something else. I wouldn’t continue this journey if I didn’t enjoy it. My fitness plan for the start of this year is Lauren Gleisberg’s new workout schedule that starts January 4th. All her workout’s are totally free and incorporate the use of weights which is something my body loves!
Good luck and Happy New Year!