Do you ever make plans to start a new healthy eating/exercise regime at the start of the week and then find something gets in your way on the very first day?
When this happens it can seem all too easy to give up on your plans altogether.
HEALTH: To help you stay firmly on the road to good health, use tools to help you monitor your progress each day. By keeping track of your efforts, you’ll see the results in black and white which will help you stay motivated. You can also observe what is working for you and what isn’t, which helps you to move forward and make positive changes every step of the way.
EXERCISE: Invest in a pedometer; a small device that records the distance you walk. Aim for 10,000 steps every day and do whatever it takes to reach your target - get off the bus earlier, take a post-dinner stroll or leave the car at home and walk shorter journeys. Whatever steps are not completed during the course of the day can then be done on the treadmill at the gym. Once you are regularly hitting your target, increase it!
NUTRITION: Devote some time each day to record what you have eaten. Keeping a food diary instantly increases your awareness of what, how much, and why you are eating. It will help you cut down on mindless munching plus provide the added benefit of keeping you focused on and committed to your goals.