One thing I find myself saying ALL the time, at home, to friends and especially to clients is that good healthy choices need to become the habit, not the exception!
Easier said than done. So I took a good hard look at my food lately and was a little shocked. Yes I eat a wide variety of fruits, veggies, tons of greens, don't really do refined carbs................. except! My small indulgences ( wine, chees, crackers and yes an occasional slice of cheesecake) were in fact not as small or as in frequent as I had lead myself to believe. I work so hard all the time, or that is what I told myself, but I was being a little ( read a lot ) too soft.
So I have embarked on a clean eating detox for 4 weeks, 28 days, 7 more than it takes to form a habit!! There is method to my madness. Now in week 2, I have allowed myself 2 cheats, 2 in 7 seven days which stays well within the 80/20 rule. And I feel so much better!! My energy levels were fading, my skin was not looking great and I felt heavy despite all my good eats. I was however sabotaging my great efforts by being too good to myself with food!
I have decided to pamper myself this week with a good body scrub, some fake tan ( since the sun just wont stay out ) and a lovely pedicure. Who knows that might just become a habit too!!
Have a good look at your food and exercise habits and let me know what surprises you find...................
Jessica Keniston is a mother of 4, former dancer and lover of fitness who has turned her passion into a career. Read favourite tips, recipes and workout advice here, and sympathise with the daily motherhood struggles!