David Corin, Step Into Life
THE girls are getting their teeth into their new training routines.
This is fantastic and a great way to get started, and the results will start to flow.
However, to ensure we make some permanent changes to health and well-being (not just for 12 weeks), we have to make sure we make lifestyle changes we will maintain forever.
This can be as simple as eating more fresh fruit and vegetables every day, cutting back on alcohol, banning takeaways, or maybe trying to walk more.
There's a whole range of things you can do - and you don't have to do them all - but try at least a couple and you will see your lifestyle start to change for the better.
Helpful Hint: If you struggle with motivation and often give up on new ventures after a short while, then get someone who will keep you accountable.
Choose a mate, family member, colleague or get a trainer. It's a sure way to help you stick to the program.
UNFORTUNATELY I was unable to make many sessions this week, but I tried to keep the exercise up at home by going for a bike ride, playing hockey and walking our dog.
The session I did get to was boxercise, which was fantastic – to the extent that it has me ruminating over exactly how much I enjoy punching things! It gave my upper body muscles a good work out and it was a great stress buster.
MY outdoor classes so far have been great. I’ve enjoyed being in the park and getting a bit fitter and stronger. I have had an injury, which is much improved, so I’m keen to keep going.
Now I have to concentrate on improving my diet and making healthier choices, which is one of my goals over the coming weeks.