It’s that time of the year where even me (as someone who is supposed to preach all of this stuff)
Has let some of their habits slip (slightly)…
I haven’t go all of my workouts in..or for as long as “ I should do” <<< or feel I should do…
Have eaten for the sake of eating when I’m not hungry (there was cheese and salami haha)..
^^ Actually felt rubbish for overeating btw..
Anyway, there are a few reasons..
Demands on you are higher than ever this time of year.
You have everything you normally have to do
Getting everything done so you have some down time..
Remembering who to give a card to and who you can get away with not 😉
And all this can drain your energy..
^^^ our most important resource EVER…
When our energy is low?
Your perception of yourself is lower..
Motivation is lower..
Ability to handle problems are lower…(and this is pretty much the definition of success…your ability to deal with problems / stress that come up, as it is inevitable in life)
In other words, everything is harder.
The situations are the same..
You just perceive them as more stressful when your energy is low…
Now, the issue with this is that
Despite our energy perhaps being lower
We often keep our expectations the SAME..
You see, we compare NOW to our BEST EVER day..
And guess what happens?
We beat ourselves up
And go into that ‘all or nothing’ mindset..
So I wanted to share some research that might make you think differently..
You see, some people believe they have to be crawling out of a workout for it to work…
They have to exercise for an hour…
But is this true?
Or just a belief that leaves us doing nothing and feeling tired and lethargic at not doing what we said we should do?
Here is a little bit of research..
Researchers wanted to see what would happen when you burnt either:
- 600 calories in the morning
- 300 calories in the morning
What did they find?
Well, when they burnt 600 calories, they just tended to burn 300 calories less throughout the day
So they just ended up no better off..
Maybe they then didn’t go for that walk..
Took the lift instead of the stairs
Drove to the shops instead of walking
Got their other half to walk the dog etc.
Now, what does this mean?
Well, it means that you don’t have to be crawling out of the gym
Doing 1 hour workouts..
To tone up, burn some calories and fit your clothes a bit better…
And that doing SOMETHING is always better than doing nothing…
Especially given that
When you do something
It is not often the ‘thing’ you do but the simple act of DOING the thing
Which build momentum..
Just like the ladies find inside our 28 Day Kickstart Programme…
(message me with ’28 Day’ and I will get you more details about our January 28 Day Kickstart which you can do with us in person in our ladies only private studios in Devizes and Marlborough or all from home)
When they start exercising…
^^ whether it is our 1 minute workout of the day, 10 minute workout, or 30 minute workout…
Get more energy
Make a few better food choices
And the domino effect builds..
All from one simple habit..
And the best part?
You go at your own pace, just like Cathy said after her first session:
Going – so scary
Going for that first session whatever you choose to do,
Feeling great you did it ….
That’s what this is about – so amazingly welcoming and safe !!!!!! I have NEVER been to a group and to people that have made me feel
so OK with being where I am, so OK about what I’m doing and so great about what I want to achieve !!!!”
Matt ‘less is more’ Fruci