3 Proven Ways to get back in shape after the Festive season
The festive season has come and gone but a lot of people still experience the after-effects of long lazy days, too much food and drink and disrupted routines. If there is one thing you should not do it is to embark on a draconian diet and a punishing exercise regime. The chances are very good that you will become discouraged and nobody likes to feel as if they are being punished. So, don’t punish yourself but rather resolve to get back in shape by being more creative. Here are a few ideas:
Many people see exercise as a form of punishment from which they cannot escape if they want to stay in shape. If this is the case you are doing the wrong type of exercise. Why jog if you hate it? Why go to the gym if it is inconvenient and boring? Be creative about exercise. Just think about it: are there not things that you enjoy that also requires exercise? Gardening, for example, can be an excellent way to get back in shape. It involves a lot of aerobic movement and common tasks such as preparing a flower bed can be an excellent cardiovascular workout.
Millions of people will testify that they have tried numerous diets, almost always without lasting success. Perhaps it is time to see dieting from a different perspective. Measuring portions and following punishing diet instructions can be counter productive because dieters feel as if they are paying penance for past transgressions. Why not rather learn to cook healthy food that also taste great. There are numerous websites with mouth-watering recipes that are also healthy. Discovering new recipes can become an exciting adventure and may even lead to much more satisfying gastronomic feasts and you will get back in shape before you know it!
Happy people live longer and they get much more satisfaction from life. No-one can make someone else happy. Each person must find his own happiness within himself. Resolve, therefore, to be happy. It is a decision that you have to make. Resolve to enjoy the small things in life. Resolve to feel joyful and grateful each day. Once you make the decision to do so, you will see joy and beauty everywhere and you will experience gratitude all the time. Before you know it you will be happy.