For someone who has a weakness for all things fatty, wellbeing this year is more relevant than ever to me, and before I take a leap to change my whole outlook on my body and what I’m putting into it, I’ve been doing some reading. Far from what I expected after warnings about so-called nutritionists putting out false information, I used a number of sites which had helpful, healthy and most of all, realistic things you can do to change your everyday life. I’ve compiled them all and wanted to share them with you now!
Ditch the Gym
I’ve never been a lover of the gym, to me it kinda just conjures up images of that Black Mirror episode (you know the one?). Large joining fees and a sometimes intimidating atmosphere (I might be alone in this, who knows) can feel a little demotivating to me so when Vogue recommended achieving a home body I loved the idea. Being in the comfort of your own home means you can get your sessions in at any time of the day, and there are a number of apps that can help motivate you; they recommended Yogi2me and MindBodyGreen amongst others. I (being on the poorer side) find Youtube videos can be just as helpful. When starting, ease into your exercise, there’s no need to feel like you need to go gung ho for the first sesh. Grab a friend or just head out for a walk, you don’t need to overthink it just have fun!
Drink Lemon Water
I’ve heard the phrase “I don’t like water” so many times from peers and I have to admit sometimes I’m bored of drinking it. Although I have tried using Plant Nanny to make sure I’m drinking the regular amount of water required for my body, adding lemon has been a reoccuring piece of advice I’ve come across. Create a routine of drinking lukewarm water with a slice of lemon for that vitamin C boost.
Get Clued Up
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this one out; read, read and read some more. It really is the key to motivating yourself and keeping on the right track. Although I have to admit I’m looking to start the Atkins diet next week and it might seem like a quick fix, I’ve been reading about alternative and super tasty meals I can choose instead of going back to my bad eating ways. If you’re looking for fun and healthy recipes I always look to PopSugar, they have everything you need for that health boost.
Embrace Wonky Veg
Thank goodness this is now a legit thing. My parents live near a farm shop where the veg provided comes in all interesting shapes and sizes, unlike the supermarkets that reject produce that isn’t of a typical shape and standard. Every year they waste so much by discarding this food, but there’s a way we can change that. Introducing, wonky veg! From £8.99, Wonky Veg Boxes can deliver the goodies to your door or if you have an Asda store near you, find out if yours will be stocking boxes (at just £3.50) HERE.
Simple but ridiculously effective, double up on the portions you cook for dinner. You’ll have enough for the next night, or even lunch the day after, and it’s the quickest way of prepping your food without the fuss of a Sunday afternoon spent putting your food in Tupperware for the week ahead. Disclaimer: I actually do love meal prep, it’s just so much effort 🙁
Keep On Track
The best way to ensure you stay motivated is to track your journey, and I’m not talking about your bathroom scales. Use apps to give you insights of your daily intake, tools to track your workouts and clothes to track your weightloss. Invest in a diary to track your feelings; are you feeling less tired, groggy or maybe the opposite?