.......and you could be forgiven for feeling somewhat less than 'healthy' after a summer of excess.
So what's next....
No matter how long ago you finished school, September still has that ‘new start’ mentality to it.
You may not be getting your feet measured in Clarks or picking out a new pencil case, but you might have started reviewing some of your lifestyle choices over the last few months with a view to switching things up.
The summer brings with it a lack of routine and for many - holidays, weddings, festivals, beer gardens - all come served with a healthy dose of going 'all out'.
It’s been fun, no regrets.
But, if you’re not feeling your best self right now and you want to make a change, then what better time to start.
Maybe you have some New Years resolutions that haven’t quite been achieved.
Or want to build healthy habits and get into an exercise routine over the next few months.
Whatever it is, it can feel a bit overwhelming wanting to change your life, so let’s look at a simple way to approach this.
Firstly, look at your goals, write them down and see what’s coming up as the most important. Trying to change your entire life in one go might be out of the question, but what would you be happiest to have achieved by the end of the year?
Next step is to break it down into manageable chunks.
You have four months to Christmas so what would be a realistic goal for the end of each month. You can then break this down into smaller weekly goals which can be as simple as doing three workouts.
Then, you just have to set about doing whatever you need to do each day to get you there.
Don’t worry about the task you have ahead of you or how you’re going to get there.
Don’t worry about where you might screw up on the way.
Don’t even consider the fact that you may not reach your goal.
Focus on taking it one day at a time, one good decision at a time, one good workout at a time.
Focus on doing whatever you need to do that day to reach your goal.
Then all you have to do is aim to have as many of those good days as you can.
Small consistent efforts over time will get you results.
Need some help?
At Strong Mums Club we are here to support you reach your postnatal strength goals in a healthy, safe and sustainable way.
We want to help you become stronger, healthier and more confident in your body so that you can go on to live you best postnatal life.
Get in touch via our website (or drop us a DM for details of how we can help you).