What’s the trick to getting shape and staying that way?

What’s the trick to getting shape and staying that way?
I guess that’s the million dollar question that doesn’t have just one answer. That’s because there isn’t a single trick that ensures success.
That’s unless you call following a healthy lifestyle a “trick”
Sounds simple, but that is the trick!!
But if you’re just starting out on your healthy lifestyle, having a bit of a blip or indeed have totally thrown in the towel but are desperate to get back on track then here’s 7 quick tips to help you.
Tip 1: Set achievable exercise goals. Because if you aim way way too high you may get demoralised and  give up exercise all together. Instead aim to work out 2-3 days per week for between 20-60 minutes per session.
Tip 2: Not a morning person? Then don’t decide that you’re going to start a high intensity fitness class first thing in the morning. You’ll be quitting faster than you can hit the snooze button! Instead exercise when you’ve got the most energy.
Tip 3: Don’t get disappointed if you can’t keep up with the fitness Ninja’s in your gym class. Sure, look at them for inspiration but realise that they may have been training for months or even years to be where they are fitness wise. Simply do your best every session and sooner than you know it the newbies will be looking at you for inspiration.
Tip 4: Head outside. While it’s great to have a structured fitness programme designed by a fitness expert, it’s also really important to get out in the fresh air and have some fun. Head down the beach, go for a walk or a run. Throw a frisbie. Play some ball. Chase after your kids. Not only will you burn tons of calories you’ll also have a laugh and release some happy hormones.
Tip 5:  Don’t overcomplicate your nutrition. You don’t have to count calories, check points or worse macros/ Just eat some honest to goodness food that Mother Nature has provided us while reducing or eliminating processed foods and drinks.
Tip 6: Think healthy eating is bland and boring? Try experiment with fresh herbs: rosemary, sage, thyme, mint and dill. Not only do they add flavour to your meals, they also add many nutrients.
Tip 7: Bored of the same old same old foods? Pick up one or two new healthy food items every time that you head to the supermarket or grocery shore.  Then learn how to prepare a meal with it. Alternatively, buy a healthy cookbook such as the EAT Smart Cookbooks and pick a new meal to cook at least once per week.
So there you have 7 great tips to get you started or back on track. Now, it’s all very well reading them but they won’t help you achieve your goals unless you put them into action.
If 7 seems to big a change right now, then just add one into your routine. Get it nailed. Then add another and so on and so forth until you’ve doing all 7 on a regular basis.
Have a great day,
MK 🙂
PS. If you need help getting started, get in touch.