January Health & Fitness Chat

I’m probably not alone in the fact that I fell off the health and fitness wagon at the the end of last year. I love the holiday period, and one of my favourite things about Christmas is the amount of delicious food that it suddenly becomes appropriate to eat EVERY SINGLE DAY. I enjoyed myself and wasn’t too hard on myself about the slacking off, but it’s a new month and a new year and it’s time to get back into the swing of things. 2014 was an interesting year for me in a lot of different ways, and I think calling it ‘the year of indulgence’ is quite fitting. Learning to live alongside someone new can be tricky, and although Sebastian and I see eye to eye on many things – we have different tastes when it comes to food, and I enjoy working out and he does not. Such is life, and it’s just something that we need to learn to compromise on. There were a few different periods during the year where I would have an exercise routine alone, or one that included Sebastian, but this year my focus will be on things I can do for myself. Of course he is always more than welcome to join me, and if I plan my own routine it makes it easier for him to pick and choose when he wants to participate. At this stage I’ve decided that my core workout will be an effective HIIT routine that I can complete at home, but I definitely want to work running back into my routine as we progress into the year. My goals for this month are –

* work back into an 80/20 style of eating
* exercise twice a week
* increase water intake
* decrease “fake sugar” intake (ie: diet soft drinks)
* stick to a monthly meal plan

I’d love to hear what your goals for the month (and year!) are, so be sure to share them with me in the comments below!