September is an ideal time to start afresh: the kids go back to school, summer is coming to an end and it brings the anticipation of renewed energy! Early Autumn is the ideal time to set objectives and adopt new habits.
So here is some motivation to kickstart an all improved you and set yourself up for success!
My children are returning to school today and to mark the occasion I wanted to share a 4 part series on how to get ahead of the game & focus on some new goals this September. Who needs to wait for January?? So today’s topic is…..
Get fit & eat healthy!
I am guessing a lot of you have at some point in your life, set yourself a new years resolution related to health and fitness. These resolutions often fail because they are over ambitious (such as running a marathon!). They key is to create habits that are more realistic and easier to digest. If you set practical goals that are achievable, they will quickly become second nature. By doing this , it’s easier to add more healthy habits into your daily life.
Here are our suggestions for manageable habits to start looking at for the month of September:
DRINK MORE WATER
I have always struggled with drinking water throughout the day. My solution is to prepare a bottle of water the night before with fruit infusions. I then keep this next to me on my desk or in my bag and I drink it without even noticing! I have to have fruit in my water as I find plain water to bland. My favourite is lemon and mint. What is yours?
AIM FOR 10,000 STEPS A DAY
Try to move as much as possible. Keep a pedometer on you or a pedometer app on your phone and check in throughout the day to measure your activity. If you notice you are low on steps, get up and walk to the coffee machine, go the toilet that is furthest away or get off the bus one stop early. They will soon rack up! My preffered app is Pacer – check it out here!
EAT SOMETHING GREEN EVERY DAY
I always find that focusing on the positive always give me more success. So, instead of focusing on the bad foods you shouldn’t be eating, try focusing on the food you should be eating and commit to having this at least once a day. My favourite is to focus on GREEN, which can cover your for salad in your sandwich, broccoli or green beans with dinner etc. This minimal effort will have positive affects on your health.