There’s nothing like January to make you reassess your entire life, point out its (hopefully few!) faults and pledge to remedy them in the form of a good old-fashioned New Year’s resolution. Some people fail, and miserably at that, within the month – which gives resolutions a bad rap.
The key to following through on your resolutions is to be realistic! If you’re no fan of fitness, suddenly committing to a marathon, for example, is not a good idea or you’ll soon find yourself huffing and puffing on the side of the road in despair. Baby steps!
Detoxing your life isn’t something that can be achieved overnight either. It’s going to require you to make healthy improvements to your diet, fitness regime and mental state. It may seem daunting at first, but one will feed into the other and make it all a lot more doable. Here are a few things to help get you on your way.
Perhaps the most sought-after electronic product since the Tamagotchi is the Nutribullet. This bad boy can whip up delicious smoothies, juices, dips and sauces within seconds with minimal clean-up – and, because it’s January, they’re on sale! For lower-calorie juices, use this Sage by Heston Blumenthal Nutri Juicer. With Heston Blumenthal’s seal of approval, you know it’s got to be good! If you’re on a bit of a budget, you can always go for a more run of the mill juice blender, which will do the job without much fuss.
For some great recipes from home-grown foodies check out nutrition guru Sinead Loughnane’s LemonBeets or Indy Power’s The Little Green Spoon YouTube channel.
Work it out
Once you’ve fuelled up, it’s time to get going and do some excercise. You can’t go wrong with a classic Adidas T-shirt and zip hoodie combination. Don’t forget to invest in a proper sports bra to support your chest during all that jogging around. These cool Nike Pro Hypercool Tidal Capri pants will add some pattern and print to your look.
If you’re going to be jogging or playing sports, don’t forget to choose footwear that’s comfortable and supportive. Any of these high quality sports trainers should do the job nicely. Or if couture sportswear is your thing, Stella McCartney’s collaboration with Adidas has resulted in these very cool Stellasport trainers.
Tempting and all as it may be, try not to let bad weather be an excuse for not working out. Get your hands on one of these Pilates and Yoga Fitness Sets and practice some at-home routines. There are countless yoga and pilates workout tutorials on YouTube to get you started, so you don’t even have to shell out on a DVD to get yourself started!
Work out hard, play hard
Relaxation and taking some “me time” is every bit as important a resolution as being active. To help you unwind after a long day, treat yourself with some luxurious products like this Dove Real Beauty Gift Pack and Burts Bees Coconut Foot Creme. And nothing says “new year, new me” more than a Beyoncé-inspired Wake Up Flawless Night Dress. Slip your feet into these super-comfy Ugg Australia Moraene Slippers and light a lovely mint scented candle to set the mood.
If that’s not an Instagram #bliss opportunity, I don’t know what is!
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