5 years from now…
So the other day
My 2 year old wants to do the mopping up (yes we have the cool spray one which they love..suits me 😂)
Then my 4 year old decides she wants to do it too)
The 2 year old now only wants to do more mopping because the 4 year old wants to mop
And it got me thinking…
How can we create this level of ‘want’ / ‘motivation’ to do something?
How can we make it so that it feels like we can’t do it anymore
Which makes us want to do it NOW?
You know, like all of us know exercise is ‘good’ for us..
But the problem with just saying that it is ‘good’ for you
Is that your mind cannot register what you would gain from doing it
Or what you would lose from not doing it…
It almost becomes so cliche:
“I want to lose weight”
“I want to feel fitter”
“I want to be more toned”
That we can say these things and they have no impact on how we feel or what we do..
Meaning we stay the same.
We all have our injuries..
And – in particular – a lot of the ladies who start on our Kickstart Programme often have knee issues / hope issues are worried whether they can do this…
^^^ reply with “Kickstart” and I’ll get you the details on our new LiveWell programme for ladies 50+..
Maybe they can no longer do high impact exercise.
More on that later in this email (I have an option for you)
But for now…here’s a question
Inspired by the Ghost of Christmas Future:
“What happens in 5 years time, if you don’t get a handle on your exercise habits?”
And the reason I ask this?
Well, we sometimes assume that putting things off means nothing will change..
But actually, if we keep doing what we are doing…and doing means nothing?
Things will actually get worse…
This is very clear..
‘use it or lose it’
Is the motto…
And by use it or lose it?
This doesn’t just mean muscle, bone etc..
This means your independence…
Quality of life…
Not to mention how much it actually COSTS…
What would happen if you totalled up the amount of money it costs to eat / snack when you’re not hungry?
On to anti-ageing
Which brings me on to what a recent 2020 review in the ‘Nutrients’ Journal discussed when it comes to ageing…
1️⃣ Exercise –
✅12 weeks of exercised reduced proinflammatory markers in the body
✅High intensity exercise showed benefits for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
✅ In adults aged 18-61, fitness levels are associated with improvements in T cells / white blood cells which boost immune system
✅Postmenopausal women following successful breast cancer treatment showed increase in T cells (suggests healthy immune system) after exercise programme.
2️⃣ Tryptophan -an amino acid protein found in eggs, fish, meats and legumes.
Linked with serotonin, cognitive function and mood.
3️⃣ Omega 3 fats – found in oily fish / algae. Important for preserving muscle, helping joints, improving mood and has anti inflammatory properties
Struggling to get started?
Fastest way to change the way you feel is to move …
Not sure where to start?
Try this 6 minute workout you can do from laying down