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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU - GET BACK IN THE SWING OF THINGS
Happy new year everyone.
If you're anything like us, your training and diet have gone out of the window for the last week or so (and more for some!) and you desperately need to get back on the wagon. Here are a few tips to help you get back in the swing of things, and to help keep it up too. Whether you are new to training and want to start the new year with a bang, or returning to training and struggling for motivation, these simple pointers can help anyone.
Setting goals in a correct way can be a huge motivational tool along your journey. I'm not going to bore you with an explanation of the 'SMART' principles, as every man and his dog has heard or read about them (if you haven't, search it on google!), but integrating these principles in to your goal setting will have you off on a good start.
Make Small Changes
I've seen it a thousand times, people start the new year and totally change their lifestyle. They've suddenly gone from training once every couple of weeks to 5 times a week, and gone from eating takeaways or ready meals most night, to the perfect diet. Surprise surprise, it doesn't last. Make small changes every couple of weeks, and over a few months these will become habits.
Make A Plan
It's much easier to stick to a workout routine when it's all planned for you. Turning up to the gym not knowing what to do usually results in a rubbish session with very little intensity.
Hire A Personal Trainer (Hint hint)
Hiring a personal trainer can make the world of difference, especially for those who are new to training. Following a programme you've read in Men's or Women's Health won't be specific to you and won't concentrate on the aspects of training you need to be working on. It also won't teach you how to do exercises safely and with correct technique. Also, the nutrition plans that you find in these magazines, or on the internet will be very general and again, not specific to you. This is where we can help you. We will tailor the training and nutrition plans specifically with YOU in mind and help motivate you throughout the journey.
Myself and Sarah will post blogs with our fitness goals for the year in the next few days. Until then, go find out about the 'SMART' principles, and begin your journey towards a healthier, happier, better you in 2017!