January detox

January Detox

Having fallen completely off the wagon in December, binging on chocolate on a daily basis, I decided come January enough was enough, time to get back to a healthy eating regime.  Being somewhat of a masochist, I decided to tackle the hardest bit first. The hardest thing for me to give up is coffee. As much as I love my morning coffee, it is packed full of toxins and contains sugar.  It can be difficult to lose weight when your body is holding on to so many toxins. Toxins are stored in our fat cells so if our body is toxic we won’t be able to break down fat. So on holiday in Costa Rica I managed to give myself a head start and deprive myself of my morning stimulation.  I’m proud to say I’ve gone 3 weeks without it now and I’m feeling quite good actually.  It takes 21 days to form a new habit so am hoping I am now on my way to becoming a non coffee drinker!

For the last 2 weeks I’ve been following a strict detox cutting out all processed food, sugar, wheat, alcohol dairy and caffeine.  I’ll admit it’s not always easy and can require a bit of preparation.  It can also be common to experience flu like symptoms, diarrhea and feel tired and grumpy.  This means it’s working! Drink plenty of water, at least 2 litres per day to flush out those toxins! Your body will thank you for it in the long run!  Getting started now by eliminating toxins from your body will put you on a head start for getting  into the best possible shape when holiday season comes around!

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New Year Resolutions?

So it’s that time of year again where we resolve to quit drinking, get fit, give up chocolate, eat healthier…..however most New Years Resolutions fail within the first few months and are a distant memory by April. By Easter we are vowing to give up chocolate all over again right?

So what’s the secret to keeping your New Years Resolutions this year?

Set achievable goals

The first step is setting yourself achievable goals that are in line with your values. Eg if your values involve going out socialising every weekend, giving up drinking is probably going to be unrealistic and you are setting yourself up to fail. Set yourself realistic goals and commit to them.

Be specific! 

Be specific about your goal and think about the language you use. Saying I would like to lose some weight, means you haven’t really decided. It’s just something you would like to happen in the distant future. I will lose 5kg by April 2013 is a much more effective goal which is more likely to happen.

Measure your progress  

Think about how you can measure your goal.  If your resolution is to lose weight, are you going to have regular weigh ins or bodyfat measurements taken? otherwise how do you know what you are doing is working?


Keep your goals realistic. Most people fail as they try to take on too much too soon.  Don’t attempt to run a marathon if you’ve never ran a km! Start with an achievable goal of completing a 10k.  If you’re planning to start a healthy diet, make a meal plan and go food shopping beforehand. Then you have no excuse to get started.

Set a date! 

Creating a timeline to reach your goal will also keep you focused. If you don’t have an end date in mind it’s too easy to go off track + tell yourself you’ll start tomorrow.


Stay focused on your goal can often be the difficult bit.  Circumstances change and life gets in the way and it can be easy to lose site of your goal. Those who succeed are strongly focused on what they set out to achieve.  They spend time visualizing achieving their goal and do not allow any other thoughts or circumstances to stray them off the path. Having regular check ins with a trainer or coach to monitor your progress can also be helpful.  During the course you’re likely going to up against barriers and need some on-going motivation to continue.  Having someone to remind you of why you set the goal in the first place and why it’s important to you to reach it can be a big help to keeping you on track!

Book a session now! 

Which is where we come in at 12 Rounds Boxing. Now you’ve made a decision about what you want to achieve, what are you waiting for?  Book yourself a training package now!  We have a full range of classes for all levels of fitness and abilities or go a step further and book a personal training package.  Benefit from 1.1 instruction at a time to suit you! Our trainers will be there to motivate you, push you and monitor your progress and ensure that this time you really do get the results you want in 2013!

Contact us now and get your New Years Resolution off to a flying start!