Ah January. The month where shops put their gym gear where the boxes of Celebrations used to be. For me, I’ve found that focusing on my body just doesn’t stick. I’ll look at my doughy reflection and vow I won’t eat an entire bag of Flipz pretzels but find myself doing it anyway if I’m mentally worn down by life in general and two small children. Call it lack of willpower if you like, but I call it reality. Rather than just berate myself about what I ‘should’ be doing/stopping/moderating (delete as appropriate), I’ve found that focusing on my all-round wellbeing and a mental health routine has a more lasting effect and more often than not, results in major physical benefits too.
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