19 Jan How to kick start your 2016 health and fitness campaign.
Welcome 2016! It’s hard to believe the festive season has come and gone already. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the time with loved ones, relaxed, let you hair down and indulged. With the end of the “festive” season it brings a somewhat daunting feeling about getting things back on track again. This can be in terms of heading back to work, and our health and fitness. We have a few small tips that can help you get back on track, not only stay on track but smash your 2016 goals out of the park!
Set yourself some goals
Hopefully you’ve followed a few of our posts over the break about keeping on track and staying fit over the holiday period and didn’t completely let yourself go. It’s time now to set yourself some goals. We recommend setting a long term health and fitness goal, whether that be run a half marathon, an ideal weight or do a traithlon. From there set yourself some smaller goals to keep you motivated along the way. That can be things like make my lunch every day for work, only have 2 drinks per week or go to the gym 4 days per week. Start small, once you reach one goal, keep aiming for another.
Hold yourself accountable
It can be hard to hold ourselves accountable, but one way to make this easier is by telling friends and family about your goals and ambitions. When you speak these out aloud you’re also reinforcing these goals to yourself and keeping them at the forefront of your mind.
Be brave. Push yourself to new limits, and find out what you’re really capable of. In all aspects of your health and fitness. In 3 months time you’ll have wish you started today. So why not start today?!
Are you having fun?
Remember when striving to achieve our goals we must make sure we’re having fun and enjoying the process. It shouldn’t just be about the end result. Enjoy the little bumps in the road along the way and the not so pretty days. As they will make reaching that end goal just a little bit sweeter!
Lastly, we have great workout that can kickstart your 2016 health and fitness campaign!
- 3 x 2 minutes of either skipping, light jogging or bike (if you’re at the gym)
- 10 squats
- 10 burpees
- 10 lunges (each leg)
- 30 star jumps
- 10 pushups (can go on knees)
- 10 dips (on bench or chair)
- 1 minute of wall sits
- 45 second front plank
- 30 second side plank (each side)
- 25 crunches
REPEAT 3x TIMES, 4 if you’re game (or indulged a lot over christmas)!