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We have all done it – we ‘start Monday’, eat ALL the salad and none of the treats, being ‘so good’ and within a few days we are sitting in front of the TV devouring a share bag of Malteasers and a pack of Jaffa cakes feeling sorry for ourselves because we have no will power!
This is not a healthy approach, and it clearly doesn’t work, but we try and try again, every time not able to commit to it, and every time feel worse about ourselves! We are then in a worse off position than we were to start with, because on top of feeling bad about our health, we are now causing unnecessary stress which is extremely bad for our mental health and well-being.
The trouble is that we put ourselves under too much pressure to get everything perfect, rather than taking one day at a time and looking at making small changes to turn into habits and build on these over a period of time.
In our own personal journeys to becoming ‘healthier’ (whatever that may mean for you) it is important that we learn to adapt to new habits one step at a time.
The key is to change our way of thinking to a ‘Health First’ approach. This means rather than being focused on an end goal (for example, losing 2 stone) change our thinking to HOW we are going to achieve this end goal (health focused).
When you are looking to make changes to be healthier, fitter, eat more veg , whatever it may be – follow these 5 steps and see if you can make changes that last.
Thank you to personal trainer Amber Terry of HappyFit for this great article to find out more about her and what she can offer you visit her personal training page.
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