We are slowly moving in the fall and winter months, staying on track during these busy months is key when we are looking at health and wellness goals!!
Here a few tips to keep you focus and stay consistent as the colder months draw in!
1: Book your exercise ‘appointments’
Your workouts are like important meetings, you would miss an appointment with your boss or a client wouldn't you? So don’t miss your workout appointments. Sit down and schedule your week and make sure the workouts sit as a priority, specific times, days and style of workout.
2: Be more active
It’s time to get moving, can you be more active? – take the dog for an extra walk, take the long route to work or to pick up your healthy lunchtime meal.
Maybe invest in a pedometer or a FitBit devise to help you track your steps and your workouts.
3: Set Goals
To keep you motivated to eat well and exercise set some goals for the next 3 months. Keep it simple and also be sure you can measure it against where to start to where you end up.
Lose 10lbs, walk every day for 30 minutes, take a yoga class twice a week, lose 5 inches – the list is endless, write them all down and then split in to 3 columns and assign the goals to a month!
4: Keep it fun
However you decide to stay active and achieve your goals make sure you enjoy it!
Nothing worse than dreading every minute of your meal or your training session for the day – vary the workouts, try a class or join a sport team. Start mixing up your nutrition set yourself the goal of cooking a new dish every week that you have never made before!
5: Balance your meals
When you are deciding what to prepare for your meal or for the next day make sure you have the following in every meal: Lean proteins, Healthy fats and Carbohydrates.
Try oily fish, eggs and avocado for your proteins and fats and use variety of different vegetables and fruit for your carbohydrates!!
Ensuring you get all the Macro nutrients in each meal will leave you feeling full, help you to absorb all the vital nutrients from your food and make it so much tastier.
6: Get a friend
Or get one of your current friends to join you!
Workout together, set your goals as a team, share recipe ideas – having a partner or friend on board with your plan will keep you accountable to your goals.
7: Commit to something new
Time to put your money where your mouth is!
Look into signing up with personal trainer, do your research and ask around for referrals to find the right one for you, maybe find a dance class or healthy cooking lesson to join. Small group training is massive right now you don’t have to look far to find a boot camp or wellness group.
You can workout with more personal attention from a coach than you would large fitness class but still have a small group of like minded people to train with.
Just relax, stress is a big factor when people lose focus on their plan.
The most important thing is to be consistent but allow yourself an off day, laze around have an ice cream - enjoying yourself is part of healthy lifestyle!
Author: Gareth Nock
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Gareth is a UK born fitness guru, presenter and blogger based in Toronto. He has been working in the fitness industry for the past 12 years.
In addition, he has been helping people overcome negative thought patterns and beliefs that limit them from achieving their goals.
Gareth currently teaches group exercise classes and coaches small group training at Goodlife Fitness. He also works in fitness education with the Kbell Training Academy.
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Pam is a registered Yoga instructor, Thai Yoga Massage practitioner and Personal Trainer based in Toronto. With six years experience in the field of fitness, she specializes in working with pre and post natal clients, seniors, rehabilitation and those with specialized needs.
She believes every moment should be embraced and loves helping others live free of physical, emotional and mental limitation. She also loves to cook!
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