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7 things that will stop your progress in its tracks

I’m really pleased to be featuring a guest blog from Jeremy Boyd, master personal trainer, nutritionist and fat loss expert.  Jeremy’s motivational approach and detailed knowledge of all things health and fitness related deliver fantastic results for his clients, and he’s very well placed to advise on the most common ways people sabotage their own health goals….. So by now, most people’s new year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside and whatever …Read More

How to stick with your new year resolutions (part 2)

Following on from my last blog, here are a few more things to consider if you are still struggling with your resolutions. What are you giving up? I’m not talking about the obvious here, but about the side effects which you may not have anticipated, where aspects of your lifestyle which you enjoyed or have always taken for granted have to be sacrificed in order for you to reach your …Read More

How to stick with your new year resolutions (part 1)

If you read my last blog you’ll have resolutions which are specific and measurable, and you’ll have been doing lots of planning to stay on track. But now you are three weeks into a dark, cold and snowy January, how is it going? If you’re struggling, here are a few things to consider: One slip does not equal total failure Don’t let one slip up turn into the end of your …Read More

Top tips for successful new year resolutions

Have you made a resolution for 2013? Statistics vary, but it’s generally acknowledged that less than a quarter of people make their resolutions stick permanently. You can improve your chances this year by following these guidelines: Define a measurable and specific target Want to get fitter?  How much fitter?  In three/six/twelve months’ time, what do you want to be able to do?  Run a marathon, or run in a 5k …Read More

Plan, plan, plan

There is a definite theme running through the successes achieved by my clients – planning. When you’re working on improving your diet or increasing the amount of exercise in your life you need to plan ahead to ensure that you have the resources available to enable you to stick to your plans.  Those resources can be a kitchen full of fresh fruit and vegetables, a batch of quick but healthy recipes, clean gym kit, a ready reply for the …Read More

Make your goal a smart one

So there’s something you want to achieve.  Can you pin it down, in writing, and make it SMART? Smart means: SPECIFIC – if you can’t describe it, in detail, how will you know when you’ve achieved it? MEASURABLE – if you can’t measure your achievement, again, how will you know when you get there? ACHIEVABLE – your goal needs to be possible, with the time and resources you have available.  Except this …Read More