My Favourites

My Favourites

Save your favourites with a single click and you’ll never forget a brilliant Muddy recommendation.


Get the inside line on what’s unique, special and new near you, straight to your inbox across 28 counties

Back to Wellbeing

Are you sabotaging your own fitness?

We've all been there with the 'New Year, New Me' thing but do you keep it up? Here's 5 common ways we sabotage our fitness and 3 awesome local wellbeing venues to keep you on track!

Fitness and looking healthy has become big business with our Insta feed being full of well sculpted, beautiful beings. We see both men and women going for the #StrongNotSkinny look, and we’re constantly being told about the benefits of HIIT training, protein shakes and deadlifts. But, while all these influencers seem to maintain their abs and biceps, a lot of us common folk just can’t keep up. But why is that? Top Life Coach Carole Ann Rice shares 5 common ways we sabotage our fitness goals: PLUS, we give you 3 fab local wellbeing venues that can help you on your way!

1. I’ll start tomorrow

The biggest killer of fitness goals. ‘I’ll start tomorrow’ is something that we are all guilty of saying during our pursuit of a toned tummy. However, deep down, we know that tomorrow will never come. Rather than starting your new regime tomorrow, start it today; that way, you’ll be on the right path from the get-go.

2. Being too harsh

Getting fit is all about changing your lifestyle and learning to make healthy choices. However, for many of us, when we start out on our fitness journey, we crash diet and go overboard on being healthy. While it’s good to integrate smoothies and kale into your life, you’re not going to survive by just consuming them and nothing else. In order to be successful with your fitness goals, your regime needs to be sustainable, not unattainable.

3. Impatience

The key thing to remember when starting out on a fitness journey is that results will take time. While social media and advertisements can make you want instant results and abs overnight, the reality is that this is a process and your body will take a while to show the results of your hard work. Relax, trust the process and be patient.

4. Overexuberance

It’s good to be excited about changing your habits, but don’t become overexuberant and end up being disappointed. It’s all about taking small steps when planning your journey. Rather than focusing on dropping six dress sizes, focus on dropping two, and then another two. You’ve got to walk before you run so set yourself some realistic targets.

5. Not enough support

You’re always likely to quit if you’re not accountable to anyone. By getting yourself a buddy or a coach to report into at the end of each week, you will put pressure on yourself to achieve your goals and go to the gym or whatever they may be. Even if it’s just a friend or colleague, have someone that you have to report to at the end of the week and you will achieve your goals.

Need something to give you that extra push? If you’re near Wellingborough, Diana’s Health & Fitness have amazing classes and inspiration, and it’s super easy to sign up. There’s a sauna, jacuzzi and steam room at this place so it’s health and wellbeing all in one!

Nearer to Kettering and love the whole wellbeing movement? Check out the amazing new kid on the wellness block, Ironstone Wellbeing Centre. It offers Hot Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and Mindfulness amongst loads more. It’s what Kettering’s been screaming out for!

If you’re thinking weight loss and a whole change to your lifestyle, Homefield Grange is a 5* luxury escape that gives you a serious health kick while showing you how to live life well (for longer)! Famed for its residential getaways with on-site Nutritionists, Wellness Coaches, Fitness Trainers, and Health Chefs, it also has a BEAUTIFUL subterranean spa!

Find more ideas here


Tell us what you think

Your email address will not be published.

* Required
* Required

Little Black Book

The Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

View the businesses
Reader Treats Just For You!