1. FIND WHAT SUITS YOU
It’s alright if a 6AM spin class isn’t your thing, it doesn’t have to be. It’s easy to get pulled into the idea that if youre not doing what everyone else is doing then you’re not doing it right, especially when it comes to a healthy lifetsyle. It’s just not true. It’s alright not to like kale and its alright not to be in the gym for 3 hours every morning. Prioritising other aspects of your life over the gym is healthy and normal and you shouldn’t beat yourself up if twice a week is all the time you can find to workout. Being realistic is important.
2. SWITCH IT UP
Repeated slogging away at the same excersises for months makes it easy to get bored and your body is likely to get used to it. Try a new class at the gym, look to insta for some inspiration of new exercises or try working out in a different location every so often.
Time is the biggest investment. Results don’t come over night and especially if you don’t try. Commit to the process and you’ll be rewarded. Equipment and knowledge is also important. You need to be safe and prevent injury. A foam roller and new trainers every 6 months is definitely advisable. I was also luckily enough to be gifted a fit bit for Christmas and it’s 10/10 worth it. Tracking my water intake, calories burnt and sleep pattern daily allows me to keep making the right decisions about my wellbeing.
I hope you’re 2017 is off to a healthy start! Let me know your new year fitness goals in comments – i’ll be posting mine later on in the week over on my instagram @basicallylorna