With only ten weeks to Spring, it’s important to think about your leverage and goals as we power towards another Summer and Christmas break. These seem to be rolling around faster and faster each year :-0
Don’t overwhelm yourself and/ or set yourself up for disappointment, break it down in chunks. There is six months between now and Christmas, what do you need to do to achieve your goals and what are you prepared to do to achieve them? That is the real question? Health and fitness is not all about the six pack, remember cardiovascular health is vital for a long and healthy life. The Heart Foundation recommends a healthy lifestyle includes on average five exercise sessions per week for optimum fitness, and two of these should include strength sessions to meet the recommended bone mineral density levels to help prevent osteoporosis and maintain muscle strength for everyday functionality and mobility.
Sadly, one in two men and one in three women die of heart disease each year; obesity, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and high cholesterol can contribute to heart disease (a silent killer). Regular exercise, giving an honest intensity to elevate your heart rate and eating a healthy, wholesome diet containing limited packaged and processed foods – will help you achieve your goals.
Keep in mind that slow and progressive lifestyle changes ensure your are able to maintain healthy eating and remain within a healthy weight range. Fast ‘transformations’ and extreme diets which eliminate whole food groups are not sustainable and in some cases, can cause nutritional deficiencies. Often, the weight increases again within twelve to twenty-four months. So, break it down in chunks and give it your best shot – you deserve it. A couple of kilos a month is manageable and importantly maintainable.
What are your goals? Use the goal sheet attached and send it to me, I would love to see what your goals are and give you some tips of achieving them. Click here for your ‘Goals’ sheet.
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