We are well on our way into the New Year and I wonder who has a) given up on their New Years resolutions OR b) are seriously considering it and will do so this week. I don't have a hang up on Resolutions but I hate to see people give up on something that was once important because life gets in the way and let's face it change is hard.
Invest In Yourself- You are worth it!!!
Make your health and well being a priority
- Eat whole foods only and the more colour the better.
- Get some exercise! Sitting is the new smoking! It doesn't take much, a brisk walk will do
- Get enough down time and at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night
"Failing to plan is plaining to fail"
- Plan your meals, your workouts and your rest and downtime. Stick to your plan! Netflix will be there tomorrow!
Remember what the objective is and why it is important
- Find Inspirational websites, pictures, quotes and friends to inspire you to hang on and keep going
- Not with food! Save some money for new workout gear, a trip to the spa or time with friends and family. Our goals are important but it is equally important to give ourselves a rest and a reward for hard work and dedication.
Now that we are in 2016 and the holiday eating, drinking and time with family is over, it is time to get back to "normal", whatever that may be for you. The thought of no longer eating shortbread as a totally acceptable breakfast may be troubling but it is time to knock that type of eating off! I allow myself to indulge during the Christmas season but I am happy to see it come to an end. Here are a few ideas to ease back into a more balanced and healthy eating.
1. Start your day off with a green juice: A handful of spinach, an apple, a lemon and 1.5c of water in a blender. Strain and drink.
2. Get all the trigger foods out of the house: Give them away, take it to the office throw it out if need be.
3. Re hydrate yourself with lots of water and herbal tea. Half your body weight in ounces.
4. Do a favourite cleanse to get back on track
5. Lay low for a few weeks and re-cooperate. Catch up on long lost sleep
6. Brave the New Years Resolutioners at the gym and get back to working out!