Well, it is that time of year, it’s cold, back to work and the holidays are well and truly over.

What I love about this period of the year, is when I go to my local gym 😉 it is teaming with people who are looking to shed the holiday pounds they have gained.

Now what I am about to say is just subjective, and I am not claiming to have this statement 100%  “but.” in January and sometimes going into mid-February a lot of people want to get fit and lose the excess pounds from the holiday period.

Now this all well and good, “however.” after this time they tend to call it a day, and not commit to their fitness goals. Now I am not confessing to being a fitness Guru, what I will say is this “commitment is the key.” with anything in life.

By committing to a time, place and routine for a minimum of 12 months, you will have a much better chance of noticing your fitness goals. From personal experience, there is no better feeling than feeling fit and shedding a few pounds, and here are some of the health benefits:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Release of endorphins
  • Reduction in cholesterol
  • Stress release
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle definition
  • Meet new friends

The list goes on, now here is a tip I would like to leave with you which someone gave to me as a gift. “abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym.” I am prone to falling into this trap 🙂

All the goodies you like, whether it be crisp, chocolate or a piece of cake, either don’t buy them or stash them somewhere out of sight “out of sight, out of mind.”

The key to your goals is “commitment.” After all, this goes toward your self-loving kindness and when you stick to a 12-month plan with proper nutrition and monitor your progress, and you will achieve your goals.

Good luck everyone.

Thank you for your kindness.