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No need to diet this January just do this

I’m writing this while the Zest Bootcamp van is getting an MOT – let’s hope it passes otherwise the Zesties are going to have to do their press ups and squats without me!

It’s likely that this time of year is one of the only times many people think about how they look after their bodies, and whether they’d like to do it better in the future.

Funny though how we don’t neglect looking after our cars …

  • we wash them
  • we give them the right fuel
  • we service them regularly to make sure they keep working properly
  • we insure them so that we can replace them should something go wrong

Oh how I’d love to see more people do exactly these things with their bodies – the only place we have to live is our body so why wouldn’t we look after it properly?

So now is  good time to think about what you’d like to achieve this coming year by looking at what worked well for you in 2017.

Here are some ideas of things that might work that you may not have tried or you may not have stuck to previously so it’s always good to have a reminder:
1. Tracking your food whether via an app or pen and paper
2. Keeping an exercise log – which can help you check the frequency, intensity and time you exercise for
3. Have an accountability buddy to go out running/ walking with or to go to the gym with
4. Being part of a supportive group, such as Zest Bootcamp (next trial week starts Jan 8th)
5. Bulk cooking healthy food at the weekend when you have more time – if you’d like any food ideas then check out my Instagram page here
6. Getting a vegetable box delivery set up, such as Riverford, to help you #eatmoreveg
7. Getting your workouts done in the morning so you can’t make any excuses later in the day
8. Going to see a physiotherapist/osteopath/chiropractor to help you sort out any painful knees, back etc so you can function better and do more exercise
9. Buying a nice water bottle to encourage you to drink more water
10. Deciding that it’s ok for you to spend time looking after yourself and prioritising your health more than everything else you prioritise
And if you do all of the above that you need to why not treat yourself to some new workout kit such as what I’m wearing in the star Jump photo which is from Boudavida. It’s really nice good quality kit and they have a sale on at the moment – check it out here.
So you see January isn’t about dieting, it’s about more than that.
I’d love to know which ones you are going to try or that have worked for you in the past?
My passion is to help more people feel great so if you leave me a comment it helps me know if I am achieving that, and of course feel free to share this blog post with anyone you think might interested.
If you’d like to join the other zesties next week for a trial week at Zest Bootcamp it’s the best way to see if our 45 minute friendly, fresh-air, fitness classes would suit you. During the taster week, that only runs once a month, for just £10 you get to come on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at your choice of time – either 6.30am, 9.30am or 6.15pm. Click here to find out more and sign up ready for next week… spaces are limited so don’t hang around otherwise you will have to wait until February.
Finally – why not let 2018 be the year you follow your heart more as it normally tells us what we should be doing to be happy 🙂
Remember … a summer body is made in the winter so if you are starting to think of your summer holiday then now is also the time to be thinking of your health and fitness and not waiting until the warmer weather arrives. Wrap up warm and get that body moving now as you will FEEL so much better for it, rather than loafing around on the sofa whilst your clothes get tighter due to lack of movement. No more excuses – book your trial week at bootcamp today here

Never too late to start a fitness programme

So we did our Special charity bootcamp class yesterday in Bath and raised over £100 for Cancer Research which is great. It was a beautiful crisp morning with a lovely sunrise that seemed to turn into fog later in the day so we were very lucky.

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I put together a challenging (but not super tough) bodyweight workout as I knew that after a few weeks off people would find it harder than normal, plus we had a new person join the class.  Most people found it a 9/10 in terms of how hard it was so I guess they may be aching a bit today. The great thing is that they got a little kickstart before we start back at bootcamp properly next week.

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It seems most people have had enough of the eating and drinking and not knowing what day of the week it is, and are ready to get back into the routine again.

Zest Bootcamp will be 8 years old in January and I’m proud to say that we have helped hundreds of people over those years to feel healthier and fitter and I’m excited to help even more people in 2017. All ages and abilities are welcome and at one of our classes the average age is 54 so if you are over 50 please don’t be put off thinking that bootcamp is only for the under 40’s, infact my passion is to help more women over 40, and especially 50, feel better by getting into regular exercise and eating well.

Only yesterday I had a call from an ex 1-1 personal training client ( in her 50s) who had tried to carry on her own fitness at the gym for the last 5 years but has noticed she isn’t doing as much as she should and age is catching up with her so I’m going to start working with her again to help her feel great.

So if you have never been to one of our classes and would like to come for a trial then why not book a place at one of our 45 minute classes that run at either 6.30am, 9.30am or 6.15pm in Bath. We are starting on Tuesday 3rd as Monday is a bank holiday then back to our regular Wed and Friday slots. Click here to book your trial week

We have a new person join us yesterday and she was very nervous but afterwards said how much she enjoyed it and thanked us for making her feel so welcome so don’t put it off if you are worried – just do it like Nike tell us to!

Here is a photo of a few of our lovely members of the month in 2016 who achieved different things and all of who are still regular members and continue to achieve results. Even just yesterday one of the girls who had trouble reaching her foot to do a thigh stretch managed it and she was delighted – these small things are actually big things in terms of progress and results.

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So as we say goodbye to 2016 I’d just like to thank everyone for their support of Zest Bootcamp whether as members or just helping share the health and fitness message.

I wish you all a very happy, healthy 2017

Zita x

ps To help people get their healthy eating back on track again I am giving away a free copy of my 7 day kickstart plan so if you’d like to get your copy click here 

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