Are you waiting for Monday? Perhaps next month or even January to start eating better, to begin a new running training plan or to kickstart a fitness routine? Why are you waiting, why not start now?
The last two months haven’t gone exactly as I’d hoped/planned, and with that has been eating crap, sleeping badly, skin outbreaks, a lot of caffeine, and a body and mind that does not feel at it’s best. One of the PTs at work asked me this morning where I felt I was right now on a scale of 1-10 (10 is feeling amazing with your body)- I said 5. With only 6 weeks to go until the New Year, it would be easy to put it off for the next few weeks vowing to start fresh in the New Year. But actually, I want to start 2016 feeling amazing, not crappy.
December is typically the month that I look and feel at my worst, unsurprising however not ideal when it coincides with lots of parties, dressing up and photo opportunities. I usually look pale, tired and bloated. In an effort to combat some of these I’m making food prep and eating well a priority. When I have long days at Uni it’s easy to reach for junk snack food especially if I haven’t brought anything with me. I made these Raw Brownie Bites and enjoyed them with a cup of tea in my 4pm lecture yesterday- the perfect pick-me-up.
I’ve never been one for food prep at the start of the week, however I think it might be time to jump on that bandwagon, especially for easy packed breakfasts and lunches. I printed out a ‘Healthy Life Plan’ spreadsheet for myself to fill in where I’m working, what workout I’m doing, what I’m eating etc for the week ahead to stay on track.
This week I’m cooking;
Kung Pao Turkey Wraps (I wrote this recipe for GH a few years ago!)
Healthy Living Planner
Similarly, planning my exercise the week in advance using my Classpass app will ensure that there aren’t more rest days than planned. A new feature I’ll be sharing is ‘Fitness Friday’ where I’ll be sharing my weekly workouts. Unfortunately injury/life/work got in the way of my November Project so it will be an extended project, going into the New Year but it will happen!
If you wait for a convenient time to start something, an easier time, it will never happen. Rather than feeling overwhelmed about making a HUGE change in a few days/weeks time, instead make a small change today, then make another small change tomorrow. These little changes add up and will contribute to a big change without feeling overwhelming. Making the changes now will ensure that those ‘get fit’, ‘lose weight’ ‘eat healthier’ New Year’s Resolutions will become attainable goals.
Just a quick snap and thank you for shortlisting me for the Cosmo Blog Awards- I had such a fun evening and meet some amazing other bloggers. Shout out to Carly Rowena, the Twins in Trainers, the Blonde Ethos, Wedges & Weights, Helen, and Gymbags & Gladrags!