Are you desperately wanting to make a change to your health and fitness, but every time you start, you seem to give up almost immediately?
Do you wake up Monday morning saying ‘THAT’S IT, today it’s no coffee, no wine, no sugar, all macros will be calculated to the gram, minimum 2 hours exercise, must lose at least 0.5kgs’.
You put so much pressure on yourself, it’s all you can think about. And when you don’t manage to achieve the (unrealistic) goals you’ve set, you get frustrated. And a bit down. And then have a wine, or maybe two, and some late night snacks. And then what’s the point. So you give up. Again.
The thing is, we all have bad days. Don’t dwell on it. Give yourself a break and start with small manageable steps.
If you have a bad day, wipe the slate clean tomorrow – put it behind you and continue to move forward.
You don’t need to make enormous changes on day 1. You just need to be consistently trying to do the best you can. Continuous tiny steps forward each day over a period of time all add up :)
Amanda is a registered personal trainer and certified boxing instructor who specialises in fitness for women. Her goal is to inspire women of all ages to enjoy living an active, healthy life!
As a Mum of an active boy and baby girl and owner of Perth-based personal training company She’s a Knockout, Amanda is dedicated to empowering women to be fit, strong and confident in themselves.