We all know how hard it can be to get back on track after over indulging during the festive period. January can seem like such a slog with everyone taking a massive shift to focus on their health as the new year rolls in. With that in mind I thought I’d share my top tips on how to get back on track and smash your health goals this year.
I’m one of those people who regularly suffers from headaches, whether it be stress, tension, dehydration or just that time of the month. I’m no expert but having suffered from them as often and as much as I do I’ve picked a few tips along the way that I find really helpful when tackling the pain that is headaches.
28 days later and can you believe it, I, of all people, have actually stuck to a diet. The Fit Girls Guide diet that I mentioned in my Healthy Lifestyle Confessions has actually made a rather drastic change to my lifestyle. No longer do I crave sugary treats and binge eat with my co-workers, rather I’ve stuck to plan seeing it through to the end of the 28 days and am pleased to say that I’m 8.5 lbs lighter because of it.
As you may have guessed from the rather obscure title to this post, I have some confessions to make. Mostly regarding my whole healthy eating challenge that I set for myself at the beginning of January and how I’ve been (read not) getting on. However there is a silver lining to this rather grey cloud that always seems to knock me back whenever I attempt to lose any weight or start eating healthier.
The prospect of one massive change can be a daunting one, say starting a new diet, running a marathon or just generally trying to take a healthier approach towards fitness and food. At the beginning of a year countless people attempt to make a huge change in their life, yet very few even make it past January. However you can make small, but simple changes to your everyday routines and habits, because sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference where health is concerned. Take a look at these 10 small changes that’ll make all the difference to contributing to a healthier you.
Healthy eating can be difficult at the best of times, more so when the cravings and hunger pangs kick in. Thinking of ideas for lunch whilst keeping things interesting can be difficult to manage without thinking about ideas to keep you from reaching into the biscuit tin whilst also satisfying your hunger. Keep on track with your healthy eating with these handy healthy snack ideas.
I’m sure we have all, at one stage in our lives, experienced a lack of motivation when it comes to both exercise and healthy eating (avoidance of the ‘d’ word there). Sometimes that goal you’ve set yourself seems so far off in the distance, you feel you have little or no hope of realistically achieving it. Welcome to our dear old friend de-motivation, that’s the thing that encourages you to scoff that cinnamon whirl or not bother getting out of bed to do your morning workout (neither has any relevance to my life, I swear). Here are some of my tips I’m trying to stick to to help keep me motivated, face those demons and achieve my goal!
I’ve always found taking lunches that are healthy into work a challenge.Largely because I’m reasonably fussy, have a gluten intolerance and more often than not, can’t be bothered to plan ahead. Although I am gradually getting better at that last one. I thought I’d share with you five simple and easy healthy lunches that are great for taking into work and will certainly have you at the centre of the lunch time food envy.
Did you notice the title? Healthy eating, rather than diet? I hate the word diet, what does diet mean to you? To me it automatically means restriction, starvation and an altogether unpleasant experience. So that’s why I’m naming this my healthy eating journey, my journey to becoming fitter, healthier and hopefully losing a little bit of weight. Want to find out the beginnings of my healthy eating journey, then read on…