Happy New Year!
The new school year that is.
I’ve heard September called “the other January” and that can be very true when it comes to diet and exercise.
Summer throws us all out of our routine, and September is the perfect time to kick start healthy habits so you can stick to them!
If you have kids (or where a kind once) you know before the start of the school year it is usually a good idea to get the little ones back into a bedtime routine, going to bed earlier, getting up and having a healthy breakfast and doing their homework.
As adults, we should be doing the same things for ourselves! Here are four ways to get yourself back on track in September.
1. Set a consistent sleep schedule and stick to it.
If you want to feel rested and refreshed, it is best to go to bed at the same time every night (yes even on weekends) and get up at the same time each day. Ideally you’re getting at least seven hours of sleep and not hitting snooze. Doing this helps create a feeling of routine which can carry over into other habits throughout the day.
2. Choose one bad habit and eliminate it.
Now is the perfect time to ditch one of those pesky bad habits you know you don’t need. Pick something small and easy and focus all of your energy on eliminating it. The “fresh” feel of September will help make you more successful.
3. Get back in the gym.
Summers at my Personal Training studio are definitely slow. Clients have a lot going on, they go on vacation, the kids are on a totally different schedule and they miss a lot of workouts. Once September comes, mom and dad are able to get some of their own time back and that means getting back to regular workouts.
4. Eat a healthy breakfast every morning.
Good habits start in the morning and healthy food gets your brain and body ready for the day. Starting the day doing something good for our health also creates inertia and tends to lead us toward better choices throughout the day. Set the tone for your day each morning with a filling, nutrient-dense breakfast.
If you’re feeling focused and ready to get back at it and maybe tackle some big goals between now and the holidays, join my FREE 30 Day Fall Back to Fitness challenge!
It is 30 days of accountability and guidelines to help you get back on track. Sign up now and make September your new January. We start September 1st!