Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Everything in moderation

 I can almost guarantee that if you are told not to eat ice cream ever again (or whatever your favourite snack might be) then you will crave it and think about it at least 10 times a day.  But if you are told ‘eat some ice cream – but not the whole tub and not every day’ then there is a much better chance that you will limit your intake.  

If you go to the gym every single day and work out like crazy for a couple of hours – then you will get injured and burnt out.  Go every other day and don’t work out for more than an hour and you will get results and won’t be so exhausted that you can barely move.  

It’s really important to find a regime that works for you.  One that gets results but doesn’t make you feel like you are being punished.  ‘Everything in moderation’ is a good mantra. 

• Have a glass of wine – but one glass a couple of times a week

• Eat some chocolate – a couple of squares – not the whole bar

• Grab a bag of crisps – a treat, once a week

• Go for a run / bike ride / swim but it doesn’t have to be a PB – aim to enjoy it 

• Workout in the gym – but don’t aim to do every exercise you have ever thought of every time with the biggest weight you can manage

Do the best you can but live life to the full – being healthy is what keeps us going.  And keeping going is worth celebrating with a treat now and again ! 

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