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I have to be completely honest and say that I am not the healthiest person. The thing is, when you have a busy life, children, a partner who works a lot and a million other things going on, being really fit and healthy just isn’t realistic. With that in mind I wanted to post some ideas for being fitter and healthier this new year but in ways that are actually achievable.
If you’re looking to lose a bit of weight this year but find it impossible to diet then there are other things you can do. I am personally guilty of having larger meals than I probably need and then I feel sluggish and too full afterwards if I eat it all. One easy way to cut out some calories is to make your portion sizes a bit smaller. This is only a small change and it’s not something you’ll notice too much. You could gradually make the portion sizes even smaller and you’ll soon get used to eating that little bit less.
Exercise at home
I don’t know about you but I don’t have either the time or the money to go to the gym. We live on a very tight budget and if both me and John wanted a gym membership we would need to find an extra £50+ every single month. Even if we did have that money spare I can think of so many other things that we would need to spend it on instead. So, instead of going out to the gym why not exercise at home?
Youtube has loads of different videos to watch and you can find something for both your ability and how much free time you have. Also, if you have young children at home like I do then it could be fun to do something with them and get them involved too.
Leave the car at home
Walking more if a free and easy way to get fitter this New Year. Being a non-driver means that I either walk everywhere or get public transport but I know how easy it can be to just get in a car to pop to the shops. If you’re not going far and it’s possible to walk then why not try leaving the car at home. You might even save a bit of money if you end up not paying for car parking too!
Give up smoking
Speaking from personal experience I know that giving up smoking is not an easy thing to do. I was a smoker of 20 a day for around 15 years but this year I am 3 years smoke free! While going cold turkey can work for some people, it’s certainly not for everyone but there are steps you can take to get there. Something to consider using are vape pens. While trying to quit I really missed the feeling of having something in my hand so this could be a good alternative. Finding what is the best e cig brand for you could make all the difference and make the whole process so much easier for you.