1. MOVE MORE. . . SIT LESS
This one is is simple.. but annoying as we live in a world where computers, cars and couches are everywhere.... and pretty appealing! Get more active on the weekends. Walk to work, take the stairs, learn to surf, do star jumps in ad breaks, walk to a cafe one block further away. . .
Finding little ways to move more throughout the day will improve your overall healthy and enough of them combined with regular workouts and eating well will lead to seemingly effortless changes in your body.
2. EAT MORE VEGETABLES..
Like a shit load of vegetables! Add other delicious things like protein and whole grains to make it a satisfying meal but make sure there are veggies on your plate. Enjoy eating them, take time to savour the looks, the smell, the taste and texture of your meal.
3. FIND A HOBBY OR PASSION
Not structured exercise, not food and cooking, not googling weight loss or celebrity diets!
Go out and have a hit of tennis, start painting, learn to speak a language, read a great book or learn to knit. Something to stimulate your mind, keep you active and your hands busy - less time to think about food or sit and watch tv or google stuff!
4. FIND AN EXERCISE YOU LIKE (AND MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD)
If you LOVE High intensity training, don't just do yoga because everyone else is.
If you love long walks, don't sign up for a bootcamp just because it burns more calories.
Vary intensity within your workouts and try different classes and styles to keep things interesting and your brain and body stimulated but please STOP doing (or guilting yourself to do) some workout you hate just because a Victoria's Secret model was photographed doing it!
5. FIGURE OUT YOUR TRIGGERS
When do you over eat? Why do you sit all day when you know you would feel better heading out the door for a walk.. What are your excuses?
These can be harder questions to answer, but identifying your triggers for eating more or feeling low and lethargic, you are closer to being able to do something about changing them.
Share your triggers for advice on getting past them or let me know what your active hobby is that keeps you moving more each day?