We’ve all been there on a Sunday evening with a tub of ice-cream in one hand and a spoon in the other, and thinking, “tomorrow I am going to get my health on track”. Tomorrow eventually may come, in a few weeks’ time, but when it does you go hard. Go hard or go home right?
Here is why that attitude is oh so wrong:
Cut back > Cut out
Vowing that you will never eat carbs again is usually a Sunday night resolution. When instead the way to a healthy lifestyle (as corny as it may sound) is a journey. Taking your time and slowly swapping out foods and bringing new things in is the way to go. Being healthy isn’t eating salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is having a good relationship with food where you don’t feel guilty because you were out for dinner with friends and had a feast. Life should not be lived through diets. Instead, enjoy eating!
Slow and steady > No pain no gain
Yes, you can go to the gym smash yourself to death in order to burn off your crazy weekend. But what about the fact that you now hate working out because you end up crippled? How about you get active on Monday (set the tone of the week) with the intention you want to be able to move the next day. So that come Tuesday, you can do that Yoga class, or go for a jog. Before you know it you have a week full of movement that makes your body feel ahhmazing!
Balance > All or nothing
Just because you only have 30 minutes doesn’t mean you can’t workout, even if it is only 15 minutes you can still get active. Thinking you need at least an hour or there is no point, is a sure way to find yourself in front of the TV. If your rest day lasts for 72 hours, that doesn’t mean you have to wait until Monday to put your runners back on. Find balance so that you can get active in the pockets of time you have and leap right back after your extended rest days.
Three simple things that will change the way you live your life and never again set that Sunday night resolution. Instead, enjoy the slip ups, move your way to a happier body and find a way to be active as often as possible even if it is just a lap of the office.
Photo credit: Lorna Jane Active
Chavon is the creator of Fire and Flow, a 50 minute group fitness class that fuses two wonderful elements of movement, HllT and dynamic mind body flow. Her belief that movement is a life essential comes into everything she does. She wants as many people as possible to be able to experience the Fire and Flow method. Which is why she is creating a community of trainers with her instructor course. Fire and Flow is more than a 50 minute class, it is a lifestyle.
You can find Chavon at: