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Complementary Fitness 3 Jan 2022 Newsletter

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Welcome to the first 2022 newsletter & updates:

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family and friends.

Wishing you every best wish for great health, much happiness, lots of love and fun and continued fitness.

We’ve had a couple of weeks off now and I’m excited for us to get back to fitness, improved strength and flexibility and look forward to seeing you and catching up with each other in our classes this week.

You can try lots of vegan recipes any time of the year but if you’ve been thinking of cutting down on meat and opt to eat 3 or more veggie/vegan meals in the week, each week, Veganuary might help to inspire you to take part.  Over 580,000 people signed up in 2021 for the challenge and there are so many recipes online and in books for inspiration.

A lot of chefs and cookery writers have recipes and videos on their websites and you might like to have a look through and try some of these…

Easy vegan recipes | Jamie Oliver

There are now so many more vegan products in the supermarkets to try as well as all the fresh fruits, veg, pulses, nuts etc too.

Veganuary 2022 | Home | The Go Vegan 31 Day Challenge

You might also have thought about or already signed up for or made a conscious decision to cut out alcohol in January now that it’s Dry January.

There are lots of benefits to giving up alcohol including improving sleep (one reason why I don’t drink or only very occasionally have a glass of wine or a g&t).

Research has found that a month off alcohol can also have the following benefits:

  • reduced risk of diabetes
  • lowers cholesterol
  • lowers blood pressure
  • reduces levels of cancer-related proteins in the blood

Find out more at:

Why do Dry January? | Alcohol Change UK

In January, we may have gone over and reviewed the previous year (or years) in our head and may decide that we have to make changes.

We might make a list of what we want to change, what we want to get rid of, that we want to overhaul our diet, lose some weight, take up meditation, start a new high intensity fitness regime and make all sorts of (possibly unrealistic) new year resolutions.

But I’ve read that when making big change in our lives, it can be much easier to break these into a few small changes to avoid exhausting overwhelm.

When we decide that it’s time for BIG changes in our lives, it might be wise to ease into them by starting small.  Small changes allow us to grow into any new habit and over time, make it a permanent part of our lives.  Whereas sudden changes may cause a sense of failure that makes it difficult to carry on and if that happens, we’d be more likely to revert back to our old comfortable ways.

So, if you have a list and if you decide to make changes, start slow, pace yourself, take time, ease into it, start small, with one thing, make it a habit, see how it feels.  You might need to make adjustments along the way, no problem.  Then once that change is in place and feels comfortable and easy to manage and maintain, maybe move on to the next thing and the process should be easier.  As I say, and it’ll be easier than trying to change everything overnight or in a short period of time.

I had actually started a New Year Resolution list and although I have lots of things I’d love to change, initially 4 things I had on my list were to improve:

  • fitness
  • nutrition
  • sleep & rest
  • positivity

but that’s all a big vague and well….. blah blah blah, so what?  but ..

I’ve now decided I just want to change one thing and my resolution for this year is to big up POSITIVITY.

So now I’ve ‘put it out there’… my intention for this year is to be positive.

Have you made a NY Resolution?  What is it?  Or what’s on your list?

Let me know.

I can’t wait to see you and welcome you to our 2022 classes.

Please remember to book your place for each class that you want to participate in and you can do that my emailing me (info@complementaryfitness.co.uk).

See you soon, yessssss

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