It comes to most of us at some stage in our lives….. getting to a point in your life for whatever reason, where your health becomes paramount. It’s niggling away daily that you need to make some lifestyle changes in order to live a longer, happier healthier life.
Whether you’re looking at starting this whole process or simply ways to stay healthy, the list can be endless and sometimes overwhelming. Looking for the right information, the most effective methods, what gets results fast can sometimes put our mindset into complete reverse mode.
With any nutrition or fitness programme there is always a skeleton to work with, and initially results will happen quickly…. But over and beyond that it’s time and patience that get long sustainable results.
Realistic goals and making small daily changes all add up over time to create amazing results not just physically but mentally too. We need to get to a place where our health and wellness becomes part of our daily lives. Ingraining good habits without feeling deprived or miserable. My point being, yes we set the wheels in motion with sometimes a more intense programme to form results, but ultimately where we go from there is key to staying healthy.
No more yo yo dieting or exercising, No demonising foods, No binge eating at weekends……
Our Kick Start programmes advocate good health, wellness & fitness. Each person is an individual with their own agenda, life challenges and preconceptions of what good health actually is. We give you the tools to help you work towards a healthier lifestyle and these along with daily coaching, mini workouts and nutritional advice help create a better version of YOU.
The next programme ‘SUPER SUMMER PREP’ starts on 13 May and is a 4 week online programme. For the full details click on the link below.
In the meantime try implementing some of these healthy tips into your week
Drinking plenty of water. Sometimes we mistake de-hydration with hunger
Start your day with a large glass of water and a protein rich breakfast. Protein keeps you fuller for longer and will prevent you from snacking
Go for three balanced meals consisting of protein, good fats and healthy carbs NO PROCESSED FOODS!
Introduce a couple of days intermittent fasting followed with 2 balanced meals. Allowing 16-18 hours before eating your first meal of the day gives the digestive system a rest & reduces your calorie intake for the day.
Stay active. Even if not through a specific fitness class, run etc etc then be conscious to keep your daily steps up. Walk to the shops, to the train station, a walk in the woods with the dog or messing around with the kids – all count as part of your daily movement.
Exercise when your tired – when I say tired I mean lethargic. A hard day at work often triggers off a one track mindset – grabbing a glass of wine, feet up and doing nothing which again lead to poor mood. BUT getting out and doing some exercise release the good endorphins and getting a sweat on will simply energise you in the long run.
Ditch the sugary quick fixes. Sometimes grabbing what you think is a healthy snack bar will simply open up the floodgates to snacking all day.
Brain dump, sleep, relaxation are all key to your mindset and wellbeing. If we don’t address these things we become tired, anxious, stressed out, irritable and the list goes on …….. The big rocks are the ones that affect our decisions in life and ultimately poor food choices.
So write lists lists lists, take time out for YOU and get 7-8 hrs sleep a night whenever feasible.
Enjoy the week peeps & hope to see you on the next programme