New Year’s resolutions may still be fresh in our minds but we all need a helping hand along the way—particularly by the time we reach February aka when 80% of our well-intentioned goals will be out the window.
If any of your resolutions involved fitness, there’s only one name 12 million people are looking to: Kayla Itsines.
Gracing the cover of the Harper’s BAZAAR Wellness Special, Itsines talks about what it’s like to be at the helm of one of the biggest online fitness communities while caring for a new baby and maintaining her own health and wellbeing.
BAZAAR‘s bonus wellness e-book features all the facts, tips and advice to inspire a healthy start to the New Year. In this special issue you will find a little black book of the world’s most restorative and indulgent spas, tips on what to wear when working out, and how you can make those New Year’s resolutions stick.
KEEP GOOD COMPANY
To make exercise enjoyable, get a workout buddy to hold yourself accountable.
When I’m not feeling it, I play my favourite music really loud in the car on the way to the gym to hype me up for my workout. In my case, old-school R&B.
START THE DAY RIGHT
My favourite breakfast is toast with mushrooms and avocado, drizzled with olive oil, with a side of chilli kale.
DON’T SKIP LUNCH
I usually have homemade Greek salad, with half a cup of brown rice and a tin of tuna with my favourite dressing, which I put on almost everything. It’s made up of olive oil, lemon, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper.
TRUST YOUR FOOD
I don’t take any supplements. I find I get all the nutrients I need from the foods I eat.
BOOST YOUR ENERGY
My top tip for fighting fatigue is to go to bed and wake up at a set time. It trains your body to get into a consistent pattern and improves the length and quality of your sleep.
HAVE A PLAN
The thing that makes sticking with your workout easy isn’t motivation so much as making it a habit, which is what happens when you’re consistent.