It’s 2015 baby! Is it time to dust away the cobwebs and start on that new regimen of lifestyle changes? Is it? I don’t put much stock in new year’s resolutions. Any day is a good day to begin the rest of your life. Without getting all Dr. Phil on your ass, here are some ideas for rejigging and rebooting your life.
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Taking control of your life can seem intimidating. However, take comfort in the fact that everybody feels frumpy, grumpy and not terribly together at some point in their lives. There is no magic bullet solution for everything at once, but if you make changes on a sustained basis, you will see results.
1. Revamp Your Diet
Make a solemn promise to cut back on carbs, fat, sugar and salt. This may seem easier said than done. Although the results are self-evident: you will feel great, lose weight and be healthier. Steer clear of temptation zones like bakeries, chippies and McDonald’s. Do whatever you need to do, watch documentaries about the fattest people in the world – just keep away from bad foods. Instead opt for healthy and yet tasty sandwiches, salads packed full of colour and flavour. To ward off sugar cravings, eat sweet fruits like pineapple, melon, peaches and grapes. Your skin, body and mind-set will thank you for it.
2. Start a Fitness Kick
- Baby steps. You won’t be swimming between continents or participating in ultra marathons just yet. Start small with your workout and build up cardio resistance, strength and fitness in a slow yet manageable way.
- Get into a routine and don’t break it, pretty soon it will become normal part of your day and you will actually miss it when you neglect it.
- Ditch the car and ride a bike or walk to work (where possible).
- Don’t put yourself through the torture of exercise that you don’t enjoy. Instead do things that you enjoy. If you enjoy dancing, join a samba or swing dance class.
3. Do What You Love
Our lives seem to zip past at the speed of sound. You shouldn’t leave the planet with any regrets. Learn a new skill in 2015, change your career or drop everything and travel. It’s change that makes you see the world with new eyes and with revitalised energy.
Soul work, physical improvement, feeding yourself well. All of these three factors feed into one another and strengthen you on the inside and outside. Good luck and I hope that 2015 brings you everything that you desire!