Happy New Year!! I hope the beginning of this year has put the majority of you onto a positive track to maintaining the best possible health status you can obtain whoever you are and whatever age you may be.
If your goal this year is to lose the excess weight that has crept on over Christmas, within a month following a clean diet with no alcohol or junk food, you are likely to lose the few excess pounds and be back on track. However it isn’t so easy if you have allowed the excess weight to spiral over 28lbs or more. This was not just a Christmas binge.
YOU NEED A PLAN
When I say PLAN, I mean a proper structure with a diarised account of what you need to achieve and when you intend to achieve it by. This will mean organisation on your part with regard to:
• What exercise you are planning to do
• When you are going to fit it in to your day
• Preparation of the foods that you will need to stock your cupboard with
• Preparation of your meals for work if applicable
• Organising your own food around family meals
Without a plan, you cannot even hope to achieve your goals, believe me I have trained a lot of people and some come to me with the most motivated ideas of how many sessions they are going to do, how they are going to clear their cupboards of any foods that are going to sabotage their new regime, and how their food treats and bottles of wine would only be condensed to a Friday or Saturday night.
Some of them hold on to that motivation for a matter of weeks before they slide back into the old pattern of eating and drinking and I won’t lie to you, I can train the backside off someone and help them to get fit and strong. I can help them fix their back problems, weak core etc but if they cannot get their heads around the organisation of their food when they are away from me, their weight loss is always going to be minimal.
REMEMBER… It is not just about your body, you can only do it by altering your mindset.