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I’m invariably late cottoning on to what everyone else has been doing for ages, so it was only recently I started doing some Joe Wick’s workouts.
I love them!
I started with the ‘Wake Up With Joe’ series and the other day I did the 1 Jan 2021 workout. Joe started the year by reading a letter he’d written.
Like most of us (including me) he has found Lockdown has affected his mental health, motivation, energy and mood.
He says you never regret a workout and he always feels better after some exercise.
He encouraged people to exercise in lots of different ways, not just focused on losing weight, but to get stronger, fitter and feel better.
As I listened, I thought about the parallels with food.
My work is all about people feeling great and having confidence choosing food that will boost their energy and health.
The main thing people enjoy when they learn to eat well is more energy. It’s almost instant. My old habits of cereal for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch gave me a feeling of fatigue that dragged me down. I’ll never go back to them because now I eat differently I enjoy feeling bright and ready for action.
Feeling good is the best motivator to carry on eating well.
Weight loss is a happy side-effect.
Joe also spoke about goals – not what you want in the end (outcome goals) but things you commit to do (process goals).
eg. resistance exercise each week is a doing goal to increase your strength.
Applying the same idea to food, a goal could be to eat one good meal each day.
I suggest starting with a real-food breakfast. If the first thing you eat (at whatever time) is good, it’s easier to keep eating good things later on.
Like increasing your resistance training as you find it easier, you could then progress to eating a real food lunch as well as breakfast.
Give it a go and feel good.
Top tip: To enjoy a more vibrantly healthy life, Learn to Eat Well!