Habits for life not just Social Media

You have probably all seen that friend on Social Media or maybe you’ve even done it yourself. “Gym done-Arms day, 5k run…….Day 2-Legs day, had salad for lunch…..All out for a few days, maybe even a few weeks………then nothing. They didn’t carry on this new way of life.

I see this a lot, and the thing is, people do genuinely start with the best intentions but they tried to go too hard too soon. If you want habits to stick they need to realistically fit into your day to day life. You are unlikely to go from no exercise to all of the exercise over night.

If you’re thinking that you’d like to start healthier habits start small. Your aim is to make habits that stick for the long term not just a few weeks.

If you want to add exercise into your life be realistic about how much time you have to dedicate to that. If you’ve got a horse, a full time job, a family etc are you really going to spend 2 hours in the gym 5 times per week? It’s totally doable with some early starts and late nights if you want to do that, but it might be more realistic long term to aim for 2-3 30 minute workouts per week.

This is why my Online Programme has workouts at just 20 minutes long, so they are easy to fit around a busy life.

If you want to change your diet, maybe start with one meal; for example breakfast. You could try swapping your sugary breakfast cereal for porridge or eggs for a week, then once that’s just what you have for breakfast now try swapping lunch for lean protein such as chicken or fish and salad or vegetables.

Swap fizzy drinks for water or herbal teas -I’m working on this one myself!

Whatever it is, start small and aim for the long term not just a few days of Social Media.

What habits would you like to adopt?

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