So we all know the importance of having and maintaining good health. Right? Right! But we also know that we fall down in this area at some point in our lives and that’s okay. With the end of the year approaching at the speed of light, pretty soon resolutions are going to be on most people’s minds.
Every year millions of people decide to get in the best shape of their life. Gyms are filled to capacity in January and by February the numbers start to reduce and by March well…..crickets! Trust me I am guilty of this too but I’ve realised a couple things that I will share with you. Just a disclaimer here, I am no health expert. I am just sharing with you what I’ve learnt.
Firstly, don’t go to the gym if you don’t like the gym. If the thought of going to a place with treadmills, weights and bikes fills you with anxiety then please, pretty please don’t waste your money on a membership that you will not utilise. Find an activity that you enjoy. Maybe you’ve always enjoyed dancing? There are a variety of classes you can take, whether it’s zumba, salsa or jazz. Make it fun and you’ll tend to stick with it.
Secondly, step away from the scale. Scales have a purpose but they don’t actually provide a true reflection of your health. Instead of the scales focus on how your clothes fit, look at how your stamina has improved and how you feel overall. As cliched as it sounds, you’re more than just a number. We are all unique complex beings and as such, need to remember that when it comes to our health.
Finally, stay away from the ‘beige dead food’. I first heard that term from The Fat Controller aka Jill Gardner (@itsjillgardner) who is basically waging a war against processed food and educating people about the benefits of eating healthily. I say all this to say, eat less crap! Even if you swap one processed filled meal a day for 6 weeks, with a more natural, healthier option you will begin to see a difference. Talk to your doctor, a nutritionist and do your own research. You know your body better than anyone else. Treat it kindly.
I hope you find these mini tips useful and if you have any of your own, please share in the comments below because we’re all in this together.
Be well peeps!