Not another New Years resolution article. Arghh. I hear you. But hear me out. So many people still set New Years resolutions, but even if you don’t, you probably still use this time of year to reflect on the past and dream about the future.
I absolutely love this time of year. It’s so full of optimism and possibilities. For the past few years I’ve reviewed my year and created a life plan full of well-thought-out-goals for the year ahead. Each year, I move a little closer to the ideal life I want to live. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life as it is, but I believe that if I stop and float, I’ll drift to an unwanted destination. So once again this year, I’ve been intentional about the life I want to live and I’m dreaming about what might be.
One of the less spoken about problems with goal setting is that they often lack strategy. They’re often born out of an emotional response. Now that’s a great way to motivate you to change,...
So Christmas is all done and dusted for yet another year. But you fell off track and enjoyed yourself just a little too much. And now you’re not only feeling bloated and 2kgs heavier, but you’re also feeling disappointed and angry with yourself for giving in to all that yummy temptation.
If you’ve been following my blogs for a while you’ll have picked up on the theme that I believe it’s important to make small changes to your health routines rather than big ones, and to let yourself enjoy less healthy foods as part of your lifestyle on a small but regular basis.
Let me tell you. I ate more. I drank more. And I loved every minute of it!
Christmas is a time when on average, Australians put on 2kgs. I’ve heard other fitness professionals speak about this like it’s the worst thing. And all I believe that does is discourage people and make them feel like a failure.
Let me tell you. I ate more. I drank more. And I loved every minute of it! But I...
Here’s my simple one-word answer to that question… No. And here’s why.
If you’re asking if you can have a cheat day, it means you’re not eating in a way that you thoroughly enjoy. Chances are, you’re trying really hard to eat healthy, move more, and better yourself for some purpose. That purpose is probably to lose weight. And all that takes discipline. And that discipline is hard work. But while it might be manageable during the week, it’s not so easy to maintain on the weekend. So you probably just want permission to relax for a day. You probably want permission to ‘reward’ yourself for all your hard work throughout the week. You want permission to have a cheat day. Here’s something better.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I cheat every day. Every. Single. Day. Trying hard to eat ‘healthy’ all day every day, when you’re not used to it, is hard work. Heck, eating healthy when you are used...
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