Hello everyone. This is a guest post from GNC.com
So 2013 is well and truly here and hopefully everyone will be continuing to make progress with their New Year goals. By now you have probably discovered that being good and resisting temptation is not as easy as it sounds. On the first of January you’re full of optimism and are ready to take on the world but as the first couple of weeks pass by, this positivity unfortunately soon tends to wane. Well the good news is, you’re not going it alone and many people across the country will be feeling the pressure too. But what’s the solution? Here are some of our suggestions to help make those New Year’s resolutions seem less painful.
After the festive period, a common desire for much of the population is to get healthier and lose some Christmas weight. Following weeks of eating one mince pie too many, you’ve now opted for the strict diet of water and celery (a regime which even rabbits don’t envy). But in our opinion, dieting doesn’t have to be so excruciatingly bland. After the bright lights and merriment of December, the last thing you need is boring food for the rest of the winter. So keep it interesting! Even though you do have to eat healthily, try to create variety and make your plate a colourful array of fruit and veg. Also, if you do have a craving for chocolate, then have some. Eating in moderation is far better than binge eating and devouring everything in sight. And boys, if you’re trying to bulk up this year, you’ll be glad to hear there are plenty of different protein powder recipes for you to try.
Another typical New Year’s resolution is to do more exercise. At this time of the year, gym memberships go through the roof as everybody’s determined to get back into shape. However, the truth is, especially after Christmas, not everybody has enough pennies to fund the gym. So for this reason we’re going to inspire you with other means of getting fit. One option is to take up a sport that you’ve always loved. Doing something you enjoy makes exercise so much more bearable. Why not incorporate swimming into your free time, or join a football team, or start playing badminton? There are so many options, you’re bound to find something you like! Or, as the case often is, many can’t find the time for a workout. If this sounds familiar, then the answer is to become creative in the way you fit exercise into your daily routine, like jogging to work instead of walking for instance. The world is your oyster!