TIPS FOR A HEALTHY AUTUMN

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Why stop working for that summer beach body just because summer is over? Why not prepare for next summer already? As people say, the earlybird catches the worm. No one wants to be doing crazy diets and workouts when they realise summer is just round the corner and they still look like they did the last time they said they'd have that summer body. 
Today I'm sharing my tips on how to motivate yourself to have a health kick. This could be anything from a major health kick when you completely revaluate your life and everything you've ever done, to the tiniest change in your life like eating more fruit. It doesn't matter how small, every step makes a difference.

TIPS TO KEEP MOTIVATED TO EAT HEALTHY:
  • Keeping track of what you're eating is a great way to see how you're progressing, I'm not saying count every calorie as that can become unhealthy as you become obsessed with it, but keep a track of the main meals you eat. My favourite app to do this is My Fitness Pal.
  • Seeing that you've had an healthy day/week can motivate you to maintain it, or having an unhealthy period can motivate you to get back on track.
  • Try not to snack between meals, especially during 1-4pm, as these are the times that our bodies crave carbs and everything unhealthy to get us through the day but in reality we don't need them. Swap that chocolate bar for some fruit.
  • Eating junk food may be quick and easy, but it's not a quick and easy to process to burn it all off, it's ok to have a cheat day, just maybe not a cheat year. Take the time to prepare healthy meals, it doesn't take as long as you think.
  • Having a cheat day is not failing. It's perfectly healthy and it's ok to do it, everyone has cheat days.
  • Don't force feed yourself something you don't like just because it's healthy. Find the foods you enjoy eating and make meals out of them, you will enjoy healthy eating a lot more this way.

TIPS TO BE MOTIVATED TO WORK OUT:
  • Don't work yourself too hard. If you can feel yourself being worn out, take a step back a little. There is nothing worse than fatiguing yourself, which could lead to days or weeks away from working out.
  • Working out to an upbeat music playlist will motivate you to work harder.
  • Create a schedule, plan your workouts. Having a plan will motivate you to do the workout more than if you decide what to do at the time. 
  • Join a fitness class, working out with people to a planned routine is great motivation.
  • Change your normal routine, incorporate more indoor work outs so you're not affected by the weather, going swimming is a great alternative in the colder months and is really a great full body toning workout.
  • Buy some new work out clothes, this is something I've recently done. I may have spent a little bit too much money, but new work out clothes will leave you feeling fab and ready to for that health kick. New Look's Sportswear Range is absolutely kicking it at the moment, I picked up this gorgeous pair of Abstract Print Leggings, and they are so comfy to work out in. Alongside the Blue Geo Print Leggings, I think I'm going a bit crazy with print at the moment! 
  • Find a work out partner, you can motivate each other and help each other reach your goals. 

What's your tip for a healthy autumn?

*This post was written in collaboration with New Look, but all views are my own.

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