• Ben Banbury

My 5 Cheats to Smash your Fitness Resolution

Updated: Jan 9, 2019

2/3 of resolutions are health and fitness related. 80% of resolutions fail before February. I've got 5 cheats to help turn the scales!

My resolution is to do 10 minutes of yoga every single day
My resolution is to do 10 minutes of yoga every single day

Happy New Year!

So January always brings around new habits, new plans, new goals and new people. Which I like. I think it's important to have a goal and work away at it every single day.

Even-though I believe we should be making goals all year round and not just on Jan 1st, I think it says a lot about a person who can stick to their resolution for 365 days +.

The top 3 resolutions in 2018 were:

  1. To eat healthier

  2. To get more exercise

  3. To save more money

But how many of them will stick to it?

I read a statistic the other day: 80% of resolutions fail before February

That's a pretty scary statement!

My 2018 New Years Resolutions

So this year I've made 3 resolutions and I can genuinely say I can see the benefits already.

I think it's important to write down your goals and create a plan to accomplish them. Words and ideas are cheap, a plan and direction isn't.

My Resolutions:

  1. To do 10 minutes of yoga a day

  2. To be more organised

  3. To be more stylish (this ties in with me not wearing gym clothes 24/7)

This will be me in 2 months. Stay tuned for the vegan preaching and the yoga man-bun

Cheats to Smash to your Fitness Resolution

I'm going to keep this blog short and snappy so you can refer back to it easily throughout the year. My 5 cheats:

1. Blend you Veg

This is a cheat I use most days. I've mentioned before that I'm not the biggest cooking fan anymore. So I cheat a lot. I usually prepare meat and carbs on one baking tray then after, drink my vegetables.

Let's try something. Stop reading this post for 2 minutes and on your fingers count how many veg you ate yesterday?


The average person in the UK has less that 3!

The solutions easy. Load your freezer up with frozen veg (and fruit!) and at some point in the day fill your blender with 5 different veg and get it down you. You can get your daily allowance in one drink.

2. Say " I don't want that" instead of "I can't have that"

This is a psychological cheat I want you guys to learn.

When you're next at your grandmas or friends or whatever, and they bring out the chocolates and the cakes I want you to say to yourself;

"I don't want that"

This simple statement creates a sense of achievement in your brain. It creates momentum and a rewarding sensation.

If you turn around and say;

"I can't have that"