Well Christmas has come and gone and I had a blast.
Lots of delicious food, plenty of chilling out, a few nice walks and just recharging the batteries in general.
While I enjoyed it, it’s also great to be back to work and into a good routine again and have a bit of focus on a daily basis..
So with the first week of January kinda in full flow (if you’re anything like me it’ll take a few ‘normal days’ to fully adjust’), here’s my plan for what I want to achieve in it.
Hopefully you can take something useful from it to get your own 2017 off to a great start.
First off, I’m definitely not chasing a big goal from the very start of the year. I’ve had a few late nights, enjoyed a few too many indulgences and haven’t been super consistent with my gym work for the past 2 weeks.
Because of this I’ve feeling a little groggy and thats absolutely fine. I just need to ‘un-groggify’ myself for a few days to get my head and body back on track. At this time the worst thing I could do is go hell-for-leather and overhaul everything overnight.
I’d do it for a few days but the novelty would wear off after a few days and I’d probably end up back to square one, not enjoying my training, eating a bit too much junk, etc.
So my plan for the next few days is simply to boost my energy levels through eating a bit better, getting a few easy gym sessions in along with a few walks, getting to bed before 10.30 most nights and drinking 2 litres of water a day.
I’ll still enjoy a bit of chocolate if I want and won’t push myself to hard with my training. A few simple full-body circuits along with some walks and daily mobility work will get a nice sweat going, get my body moving better and give my mind the right amount feel-good that it needs to pick up the pace a bit next week.
Also in the next week I’m going to get a massage session done on my calves (always my bi problem area) and start thinking of a challenging goal to chase over the next 6 months- just in time for summer 🙂
I’ll throw in a few coffees here and there, get some quality work done, spend some quality time with my family, practice a bit of banjo and get plenty of study done.
I’m doing a lot of this already so I’ll just be focusing on a few key areas that have slipped over the Christmas and keeping on top of the areas I’m already doing.
Avoiding overwhelming myself with changing too much at once is what works for me and, in my experience, what works for 99.9% of people, especially at this time of year.
The next week or 2 will pass and I’ll be in full flow without ever feeling stressed about it or losing motivation.
If you’ve you’ve been thinking about making 2017 the year to really take your health and fitness goals seriously, then I would highly encourage you to take this approach as well.
Get clear on what you want and why you want and then start making gradual changes towards achieving it.
If that sounds like a great idea to yourself then our 21 Day January Fat-Loss Challenge could be a great option to get your 2017 health and fitness plans off to the best possible start.
You can check out the full details of it at the links below and if it sounds like a good fit for you then we’d love to have you on board.
Happy new year and I hope it’s your best one yet.