A lifestyle change may be beneficial to your career - it has been for me!

I don't usually post about personal subjects. Still, I have found my recent lifestyle change has helped support my work and home life energy levels, so I think it's a vital topic right now. I am three months into a one-year goal I set myself on the 6th January 2020.

The rules were:

  1. Zero booze
  2. Better nutrition
  3. Weight training & cardio

In a short time frame, I have already lost a decent amount of body fat & started to see some muscle peeking through.

I'm excited to see what I can achieve in the next nine months, and I now have an excellent base to work from. I believe the first three months is the hardest part of any new lifestyle change or goal. Think about the spare time you have now and how you can put it to good use, mix that with a couple of key commitments, such as - giving up booze etc. 

The first two weeks of 'weight training' were uncomfortable, but now I am really enjoying it and wouldn't go back to my old ways! I'm feeling stronger, happier and have more energy and focus in my work life.

If you're thinking of getting into something similar, then I would push you to do it! You can still enjoy things you like; it's just about making some small changes and giving yourself time to work on 'you'. Something we don't do enough in the UK!

This may be the one good thing to come out of the lockdown – having more time to focus on our fitness, daily walks or runs and time spent cooking new recipes. I create a healthy, low sugar fruit/veg smoothie, which is an easy way to get everything you need & great for the brain. I use cacao, maca, goji berries, flaxseeds, chia seeds and spirulina etc. to make it a superfood smoothie.

I had the help of a PT for the first ten weeks to learn how to use the gym equipment, its key to do it correctly so I would recommend it!

If I have inspired anyone then that's a bonus, I feel so energised after just three months and would recommend this to anyone. Have a great day, everyone and stay safe.

May 9, 2020
Rebecca Griffiths
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