Healthy eating and fitness is everywhere in January, Its inescapable. With booking my summer holiday to Zante last week, I'm jumping on the bandwagon and determined to get fit. I'm really wanting to start eating healthier and get myself in better shape. I am however really easily defeated when it comes to tasks, so If you are like me and need some motivation these tips might help.
Set realistic goals: For me this is a big one, once I feel motivated I'm like yeah gonna go to the gym 5 times this week. Which never happens. Setting goals that are achievable are a must and will help with motivation especially once you hit them. I've found jotting down days I'm going to the gym on a calendar is also helpful. As it almost makes you have to go, as you've wrote it down.
Be gym prepped: Until recently I was going to the gym in my old converse which wasn't the best choice. I spent £22 on these karrimor trainors and I do not regret it one bit, they are so so comfy. After a workout I don't have tired and sore feet. Another great place for gym wear if you are on a budget is Primark. They have some great tops and bottoms for a bargain of a price.
Keep Track of your progress: I downloaded Myfitnesspal from the app store along with Pacer (pedometer). I feel as though these have helped me tons, especially myfitnesspal. Basically you log in all your food intake and it tells you how many calories you have had a day and how many you have left. It also lets you add exercise, its such a useful app. Really does make you realise and be careful about what rubbish you actually put into your body.
Dont give up: There are countless times at the gym where I get to a point where I can either not be bothered or feel defeated. I think its important to think about the bigger image. The more you push yourself the more its going to pay off in the end.
Drink water, water and more water. Also green tea, it always seems to have a calming effect and just generally makes you feel good.