1st January – Day 1/31

Welcome 2020 and Happy New Year to You All.

A new year and a new decade. January is the time when everyone makes their New Years Resolutions – much of the time this being about health or weight loss (or both).

I would like to bring you a month of health, fitness and well-being assistance, one day at a time, giving you bite-sized chunks of information you can use to make improvements towards your own personal goals.

WORD OF WARNING – This IS NOT a fad, and IS NOT a quick fix. This is giving you information and tools to help you make better decisions for your health, fitness and well-being.

Before we begin, I would just like to remind you all; always check with your GP or healthcare provider before starting any new health or fitness regime.

Also, if you would like to, I encourage that you record your weight and measurements (hips – fullest point, hips – top of the pelvic bone, waist – at the belly button, chest, bust, thighs, arms, shoulders, neck, wrists) today along with a start point photo… I am very aware that measuring wrists sounds odd but we’ll use this later.

So, slow and steady wins the race. You didn’t get all out of shape and feeling unfit over night so please don’t expect it to be fixed over night. We are looking at changes to implement for the long-haul, selected by YOU which are manageable FOR YOU.

Day 1 – I have spoken about this time and time again and it will always be the first thing I talk about when you want to start feeling better about your self health and fitness wise – WATER! Today I want you to drink at least 2 litres of water throughout the day.

Water Day 1

Chances are that, over the festive period, you have indulged in more rich and calorific foods, and possibly alcohol, than you would like to admit to. It’s ok, DO NOT PANIC. Water is going to help you remove the excess water your body is holding on to, re-hydrate you, and get your gut moving nicely again, all reducing that sluggish and fatigued feeling I bet you have right now!

This is the only thing I would like you to focus on today. If you would like to do anything else that will help you feel better then get yourself outside for some fresh air – a trip to the beach, the countryside or just a walk around your local area can help invigorate you and defeat couch-potato mode.

See you tomorrow for more info!

Published by Holly

I’m Holly, a fitness instructor, personal trainer, massage therapist, assessor, tutor, and pre and post natal exercise specialist. Born and raised in rural Northumberland I am passionate about the outdoors, health, fitness, and general wellness. I believe it is important to look after body through exercise and nutrition, and finding “me-time” to look after your own physical and emotional well-being. Along side providing health and fitness advice, I also offer coaching and lifestyle advice; helping clients work through their stresses and reducing daily pressures through coping mechanisms which are easy to access and perform. As I come to add content to this blog, you will get to know me through everything from the food I eat, the exercise I do (and don’t do), the books I read, how I like to spend my free time (yes, free time!), and probably a lot more along the way. I’ll be sharing more information shortly but for now, I wish you a very enjoyable day!

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