Welcome back, everyone!
I am so happy to be able to work with you all again. In addition to my 3-month Nutrition Special (see below) I will be offering office hours a couple of times a month where members can drop in to ask for advice or ask questions, for free.
For the months of March and April, these dates and Bees will be
- Saturday, March 13th from 9-11 am
- Thursday, March 25th from 7-8 pm
- Tuesday, April 6th from 9-10 am,
- Saturday, April 24th from 9-11 am
- Thursday, April 29th from 7-8 pm
If you see me around the gym, feel free to approach me as well! I am always happy to help (even if I look very serious while training ).
In the meantime, while you may be transitioning back into healthy habits as the world around us begins reopening, keep these three small tips in mind:
Don’t jump directly into a “diet.” This almost always fails, even when we aren’t in a shut down/pandemic situation.
Start small. Take what you would normally eat on your plate, and then just push about a quarter of it aside, or put it into a container. Do the same when you go out to eat. Ask for a box as the food comes out, and put a quarter to a half of it in the box. You can look at it as getting to enjoy that meal again later or the next day.
When you are ready to transition into a certain way of eating or lifestyle, be sure to do your research. I am also happy to help with this, as it is a service we provide. The same goes for exercise, especially if you were not able to work out as you would have liked to this past year. Start small. Not doing so will lead to frustration and possible injury.
One of our trainers will also be happy to help you put together a plan for you, based on appropriate goal setting. Be kind to yourself. This is the most important thing. Change is never easy; especially if it is the result of something that was completely out of your control. Like returning to the sport after an injury, returning to a healthy lifestyle and routine after a global crisis is just as difficult, if not worse.
Remind yourself each step of the way that small victories are still victories. Keeping a record or a journal of your successes is a helpful way to reflect and realize when these victories are happening. I do this, and some days noticing that I hit a PR can change the whole mood of my workout.
I look forward to talking to, and working with you all again!