Happy New Year!
Can you believe that it is 2014? How time flies, especially last year. How did you cope with the festive season? I must admit that I did slack off a bit over the Christmas period and I am paying for it now.
Christmas has the tendency to make you fall off the wagon but it is how you cope with it that means the most. I went to the gym on Christmas Eve and did a awesome 45min work out, Christmas Day I played a lot of totem tennis with my husband and brother and then on 27th December my husband and I went on a 34km (we rode to Moonee Ponds) bike ride with two of our dear friends; now that was a big achievement.
But I fell off the wagon a little bit (I held onto that wagon as hard as I could) with all the yummy Christmas food. Christmas for me was spread over a few days...exhausting! I then went away for a couple of days with friends camping and four wheel driving over New Years, we were good though as we always eat well and by well I mean pretty healthy.
I not only slacked off on exercise and eating but I also didn't meditate or write in my journal; my whole routine was out the window. I noticed that I got headaches after Christmas and my skin has broken out with pimples and I feel tired. This is exactly why I do what I do normally and have my morning routine of getting up early, exercising, mediating and then a nutritious breakfast.
My new years resolution is to learn from what I did this festive season (it is a lot better than I used to be which is a positive, but...) to keep a routine even when I am on holidays. It may be not as strict but keep doing what makes me feel great and energetic.
Why stop this when I am on holidays? I should be doing it more because I have the time. It is all about will power and consistency and I have learnt a great deal from this little experience and will do my best to do what makes me feel good and makes me smile for no particular reason.
Why I am telling you this? Well I want you to know that just because I am a personal trainer doesn't mean that I'm not human, we all learn and grow from our experiences. But I want you to see that you can learn from your mistakes and it is about getting back up, dusting yourself off and keep on going.
I don't want you to think because you have slacked off this festive season that it is an excuse to stop all the hard work you did in 2013, it is worth jumping back on that wagon and getting back into what makes you feel amazing!!
Be happy & healthy,