By MAMAMIA TEAM
When it comes to our health, we tend to make changes in the form of grand gestures. The motivation to exercise kicks in sporadically and we think, “Tomorrow I’m going to start doing yoga EVERY DAY” or “Every day from tomorrow I’m going to run before dinner”?
Those are some very grand statements.
Problem is, tomorrow rolls around and putting those big gestures into practice isn’t quite so easy. Work runs late. The kids need to be fed. Your girlfriends are meeting up for dinner. Motivation to exercise goes out the window and the wine has come straight back in.
Then you feel bad about yourself and think, “Well, I’ve already ruined this week. Might as well start again on Monday.”
Cue the same thing happening all over again on Monday.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Blackmores. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.
So how do you make your life a little more active without resorting to the kinds of massive changes that are almost impossible to stick to?
Just commit to doing one thing a little less, and one thing a little more.
That sounds much more doable, doesn’t it?
Here in the Mamamia office, we recently took part in the Blackmores “A Little Less, A Little More” challenge. The whole idea was to remind people that you only have to make small changes in your life to become more active on a daily basis.
Deputy Ed Lucy Ormonde went for “A little less vino, a little more walking.” Rogue editor Rosie Waterland decided to do “A little less catching the bus and a little more riding my bike.” Health and Fitness blogger Natalia Hawk just aimed for the simple “A little less indoors, a little more outdoors.”