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Kickstart your 2019

Category General Published 3 January 2019

Kickstartyour 2019

With the New Year upon us, it’s natural for our minds to be in overdrive about what resolutions we want to pursue.

Whether you plan to travel more, learn something new or just take the first step towards a happier, healthier lifestyle, there’s always a plethora of tips and tricks designed to help keep you motivated and on-track, not just in the first month, but for the whole year!

With this in mind, we decided to go one step further, and talk to our very own presenters and guests about their keep fit resolutions, what keeps them motivated and general day to day routines.

If there is one resolution you could have set yourself five years ago, what would it be?

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I think I actually did it, as I have always tried every day to be as healthy as I could possibly be. Not going mad at it, but making sure I always have that happy balance in life.


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I should have been more aware of what I was eating. I ‘Just love food’, but it equals inches on the waist.


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To have made more time to surf every year and spend time by the coast.


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I think it would have been to make sure we focus on what we have and not what we don’t. More gratitude goes a long way and really does make life easier. In terms of fitness, I think it’s important to mix up exercise – some days go harder, others more relaxed. I believe this delivers good results faster.

Why do you think so many people 'fall off the wagon' come February?

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We set our goals too high. We need to find a realistic, easier way to fit fitness and healthy eating into life, so it’s not a chore. Then you tend to succeed more.


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I think for a lot of people it’s simply because they don’t see instant results.


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Setting unattainable goals. People always seem to set the goals of running a marathon, or being beach body ready by Feb and this isn’t possible. If your goals are within reach, you feel more positive when they are achieved.


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I don’t think resolutions have to be all or nothing. Start slowly and you will succeed – step by step is best for long-term results.

What keeps you motivated?

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I never want to not fit into the clothes in my wardrobe. Also, it gets me down if I gain weight or feel unfit. I want to try and stay the same size and stay healthy, especially as I get older.


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Being conscious of putting on too much weight.


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I watch lots of motivational videos, read inspiring books and take the time every morning to find something I’m grateful for. I feel very lucky and privileged to be able to move and live life the way I can, so I take time to remember and cherish this.


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Exercise makes me happier and lifts my mood! I’m much happier when I’m exercising several times a week.

What does your everyday routine look like?

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I start my day with a nutribullet and aloe vera gel. I always find time for some sort of exercise first thing too, as it gets me motivated for the day ahead, like my Vibrapower. I really try to make sure I get my 5 a day too, but exercise always gives me a feeling of wellbeing for the day.


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Breakfast, snacking on the go, eating too late! I use my Vibrapower 15 minutes a day too.


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Every morning I say something I am grateful for before walking my dog (Biscuit), doing cardio and enjoying breakfast, usually oats. Then I train clients or appear on Ideal World shows, have lunch and train in the gym. My afternoon consists of snacks and more clients, before dinner in the evening, family time and finally bed! I also drink at least 2-3 litres of water every day.


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Usually I have a smoothie for breakfast or porridge - both help to reduce cravings later in the day so they work well for me. I try to exercise five days a week but I mix it up - one day swimming, the next weights, the next a bike ride or walk and then of course I use vibration technology when I’m short of time.

I like to have lots of plant based soups and stir fries to help with weight management. I read a lot to relax and I like to have herbal teas like lemon balm or chamomile at night to help me sleep. I walk as much as I can everyday too as this is a great way to keep weight off from around the stomach.

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