November/ December for me was all about promoting the need to keep up with the fit and healthy lifestyle, so that January wasn’t an uphill struggle. But I appreciate that may not have happened for many of you. So many things get in the way of our good intentions in the run up to Christmas - the excitement takes over and there’s a tendency to sack things off for a bit. Well, if that was you, then January is probably the time for thinking about resolutions, trying to get back to normality and back in that healthy routine. Luckily there are loads of fitness classes and personal trainers, like myself, that are just waiting to hear from you. So don’t delay, pick up that phone ;-)
As you can probably guess though, keeping fit and healthy is something I, myself, don’t just leave for January (although I do need to burn off the odd excess Prosecco now!), but I believe that you really shouldn’t see it as a chore. It’s not necessarily about hitting the gym everyday or punishing yourself doing x amount of killer youtube workouts in a week, it’s more about just ‘keeping moving’ and generally being active on a daily basis. Yes, get those sessions in, but make them ones you enjoy and not ones you do because you ‘have to’. You’ll only end up resenting exercise in general if you do this. So, just keep moving - do more walking, playing with the kids in the park, dance round the kitchen etc. Try and weave fitness and healthy eating into your regular routine, bit by bit, rather than changing your routine completely - it’s much more manageable that way.
And, aim to become physically strong, mentally clear and have a more balanced life, rather than setting yourself difficult goals of achieving a butt like so-and-so celebrity!
If however, challenging yourself to reach difficult goals is something you relish, then of course, give me a ring/email and we can work on a plan to get you on the right track. Otherwise, ease yourself in - just ‘keep it moving’ - it’s more sustainable that way!
Sarah Wässer Personal Training