Keep your New Year's Resolutions on track
Thursday 07 January 2010
If you resolved to eat healthily on January 1st, you might find that the cracks are starting to show in your diet a week later.
Maybe being back at work has had you craving a little one-to-one time with the biscuit tin, or maybe the cold has driven you to comfort eating.
Either way, now’s not the time to give up! Here are our favourite ways to stay on track as January goes on.
Bored of chopping fruit, peeling vegetables and de-boning fish as part of your healthy plan? Time for a night off!
A meal out somewhere can be a great way to keep you in the swing of healthy eating, as you can order something that you wouldn’t usually cook, breaking up the repetition a little.
We know, we know – we’re in a recession here, and not many of us have the money to splash out on meals out.
Enter Yo Sushi! The restaurant chain is just about to launch its January sale, where you’ll get a whopping 40% off your bill by printing off a voucher.
Sushi gives you a healthy dose of healthy fats, vegetables and ultra-nutritious seaweed, making it a great option for a lunch or dinner when you’re out and about.
What’s more, if you’re not into raw fish, you can choose from delicious curries, dumplings and soups to keep you healthy and satisfied.
Visit www.yosushi.com to print off your voucher and check out the delicious menu – the offer starts on Sunday!
Take a class
Bored of your regular fitness plan? Got a spare tenner and a spare hour? Try an exercise class!
Local leisure centres offer classes on the cheap, or you can deal with freelance trainers who might run classes in your area.
Whether you fancy chilling out with a bit of yoga or working on your co-ordination with dance classes, you usually get between half an hour and an hour’s exercise – great to get your circulation pumping in this weather!
Finding your new plans a bit of an uphill struggle? Join the club! People all over the country.
Have a chat with your friends, family or colleagues to find out what their resolutions were, and share the benefits and burdens of a lifestyle change.
You could try a weekly meeting on a lunch hour or after work, or a coffee morning to discuss progress.
It’s great to have a ‘go-to’ contact if you feel like you’re struggling, or if you need a bit of moral support to keep you going, and your friends and family might think so too.
What’s more, if you do end up packing it all in, you can celebrate your failures together!
What was your resolution? Have you kept it?