Spring is around the corner but for now it’s still cold and dark out. Are you finding it hard to get to the gym as well? Maybe even a lack of motivation to cook a decent meal…rather than ordering from Skip the Dishes. With winter being so long we can't afford to forgo all of the healthy habits we have in place during the rest of the year. So how can we get our motivation-mojo back?
Well a lack of motivation can stem from a variety of things which means becoming motivated can be equally as tricky. But if we can understand our brain a bit better we can be one step closer to getting motivated to hit the gym today.
And lucky for you I have done the brain research and have a few ways we can manipulate it to help with our fitness goals, hooray!
(N.B. I've dug up this info from the book, Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett and so all citations belong to him unless otherwise noted)
AUTHOR BIO: Karen knows getting fit isn't just about the hard work in the kitchen and the gym but also having a bullet-proof mind. Interested in more ways to strengthen your mind (and body)? Check out her site, Strong and Smart (link to: www.strongandsmart.net). She shares even more valuable bits of info to her Strong and Smart crew (free to sign-up!).
There are multiple times of the year that we are meant to detox (or cleanse) our system. If you follow the traditional approach, you detox in the spring and in the fall. Or, if you know and trust your body, you follow a detox plan when you feel you need it. For example, a holiday away indulging on food and beverages that you wouldn’t normally consume.