Do you have a health or fitness goal you are working towards?
by Ginny McArthur
And yet you never seem to get there. What is holding you back?
Many of us self-sabotage without realising it and then blame everything and everyone else.
We all have busy lives; we all have to juggle work, kids, partners, and lack of time and finances to spend on ourselves.
But at the end of the day it is about your priorities and your commitment to your own health and wellness, both physical and mental.
Life isn’t always going to be a bed of roses, but you can give it your best shot by choosing to spend your time wisely.
Hold on to those goals with a passion and they are yours for the taking.
We rarely regret what we have done - it is what we haven’t done that bugs us.
Step up and live your best life; you deserve it and so do your friends and family.
Reaching your goals will make you a nicer, more tolerant human being.
Constantly missing those goals leaves you feeling frustrated, and people who are constantly beating themselves up are never nice to be around!
Get organised and plan ahead.
Write a menu for the week. Write a shopping list from that menu. Go and shop from it. Spend a couple of hours on a Sunday prepping ingredients and cooking ahead for the week.
Plan your week’s exercise ahead. Plan when you are going to exercise and what you are going to do.
Don’t neglect weight training.
When people think fat loss they tend to automatically think that they have to do hours of cardio- not so!
Think about gaining lean muscle and fat loss will follow.
Most importantly that fat loss will be long lasting too!
Lean muscle tissue burns more calories than any other body tissue.
The more lean mass you have the more you can eat without regaining body fat.
So if you want to be healthy, lean and toned; combine weights with a clean diet and moderate cardio and you can have the body of your dreams.