Around this time every year, we make a very familiar promise to ourselves: "Next year I'm going to get into shape and exercise".
We all go into the New Year with the best of intentions and really do believe it'll be our best year yet. The first few days after New Year's we tend to stick to our health and fitness goals, but then somehow - usually when work starts up again - we miss a few sessions until suddenly we've stopped altogether.
Similarly, any goals to "eat better" and "lose weight" seem to take the backseat. And it's not that we don't want to do these things, it's just... we feel tired. All the time. Before work we get the kids ready for school or try to get enough sleep, then after work we are feeling so drained and tired that we can't be bothered exercising and put together the easiest meal we can - sound familiar?
This is a trap many women face, but there are some things you can do to help yourself reach your health and fitness goals. Now To Love's health editor recommends meal prepping on weekends so you can fall in a heap on week nights with an already-made meal, along with working out on your lunch break (this means no sacrificing sleep or exercising when tired after work).
Nutritionist, trainer and co-founder of Voome, Amelia Phillips, has some more recommendations to keep you on track to meet your goals.
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