1 WEEK TO GO
GIVE IT YOUR ALL
You’re almost there. By this time next week, you’ll be slipping into your dream outfit and congratulating yourself for all your hard work. Don’t give up!
Keep your mind sharp for all those witty conversations you’ll be having at the event by incorporating Mcgrice’s top foods for brain health into your diet: fish, whole grains, green tea, apples and spinach.
To release more endorphins to get you into the celebratory mood this week, go for a higher intensity across a variety of exercises. “You could do three body-weight circuits, one long walk and a yoga class,” says Russell. “Try to give every session your all.” Since you’re building on your fitness from the previous weeks, you might be able to push a little harder.
“The meditation you started practising in week one can now be applied while you’re going about your day,” says Lollback. “This is called being mindful. So when you’re washing the dishes and thinking, ‘I really hate washing the dishes’, you’ll be able to think, ‘I’m having the thought that I hate to wash dishes. I feel angry about washing dishes. I sense heat rising up into my head.’
“Mindfulness can be practised even when you’re busy or rushing around. If you’re able to practise this leading up to the big event, you’ll feel a lot calmer when it finally arrives.” And remember: all these great changes are just the beginning of a journey to a happier, healthier you. Keep going!