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  • Writer's pictureOllie King


Updated: Dec 14, 2021

The new year came, so did the lockdown. Do you feel like it’s halted your progress? Here are 5 ways that will help you get back on track.


Don’t try to be perfect

It doesn’t exist. Mentally and physically, trying to make a drastic change that’s unsustainable can be stressful as hell. Meticulously planning every meal, workout and day isn’t going to work. Take a step back, forget the ‘all or nothing’ and give yourself some wiggle room.


Prioritise recovery, especially sleep

It isn’t how hard you train, it’s how you recover. Rest is a priority, not a luxury. If you’re working hard you owe it to yourself to put your best self out there every day. Find a routine that works for you and your family, especially if you have children. Whether it’s putting your phone away at a certain time, taking a hot bath or getting in bed a little earlier. Prioritise you and give your best self to those around you.


Do a little, each day. Not a lot, all at once.

Start by finding 10mins a day spare, use this time to do something active. You could go running? Do some yoga in the front room? If you do something every day for a week, rather than bigger workouts infrequently, I guarantee you’re more likely to stick to it and enjoy the process. Tiny leaps lead to big changes.


Do it with someone else.

At the time of writing, we can still exercise outside with one other person from another household. So why not take advantage of this? Walk, run or throw some weights around. There’s also nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition now and again. You’ll drive each other forward.


Drink plenty of water.

How much do you drink each day? When your body is around 60% H20, you owe it to yourself to nourish it. Bottled still or sparking are great options, as well as using low-calorie fruit juices to spice up your intake. So grab yourself a reusable bottle, fill it up and take it with you everywhere you go.

Comment below if you think there’s anything I’ve missed.

Take care and stay safe, Ollie



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