Easter Survival – Week Beginning Monday 15th April 2019
Not long until Easter, and we’re all looking forward to a long weekend and, of course, to traditional Easter foods … hot cross buns, roast lamb for dinner, and plenty of chocolate in between.
Have you found yourself thinking “I may as well give up the diet for a few days; after all, it’s only one weekend?”
Here are some tips about enjoying Easter without letting your health and fitness suffer:
- Don’t start Easter too early. It seems like the shops have been full of Easter goodies for months. Hot cross-buns are stacked everywhere, along with Simnel and chocolate cakes, and shelves upon shelves of chocolate eggs. People have brought boxes of chocolates or cakes into the office or when they visit you and you figure just having one or two won’t hurt – you know that’s fatal!
- Set a rule for yourself: no hot-cross buns before Good Friday and no chocolate eggs before Easter day. The wait will make the treats seem even more special and the first hot cross bun of the year is a great way to celebrate Good Friday and begin the long Easter weekend.
- Spend on quality rather than quantity. Most supermarkets have hot-cross buns on offer at the moment but do you really need twelve so-so buns for just you, or you and you partner? Instead of buying multipacks, by one or two really good buns.
- The same principle applies to chocolate. Rather than grabbing the small children’s eggs, have something gorgeous and a bit decadent. There are some amazing hand decorated eggs now available and even I have to eat something that beautiful slowly!
- Make the most of your bank holidays by doing something active. The four-day weekend is a great chance to be a bit more energetic than usual. A walk or cycle ride with your family helps everyone stay active, and if you have children, don’t just sit and watch at the adventure playground, swimming pool or ice-skating rink. Remember Saturday class will still be running even if there are no classes on Good Friday or Easter Monday.
- If you’re going away for the Easter weekend, have fun exploring somewhere new. Go everywhere you can on foot; you’ll no doubt come across some hidden gems that you’d not have noticed from a car.
- Get straight back into your usual routine.The biggest risk to your healthy eating is not the indulgences of the four-day weekend; it’s the opened chocolate eggs in the house, the leftovers from big family meals, and the inevitable return to work (and the unwanted Easter chocolates that colleagues keep trying to palm off on you). Try getting back to your healthy ways/normal way of eating from first thing Tuesday. Take a healthy packed lunch to work, fit in some exercise and plan something light and easily digested for dinner, to give your body a chance to recover from sugar-overload.
Why do you come to class? A little survey. – Week beginning Monday 8th April 2019
We need your help.
- We need to raise the profile of certain classes and tell people about what we do.
- In order to do this I have put together 4 questions which we would love for you to answer.
- If you feel comfortable having your name (first name only or whole name or just initial) on our marketing then please put it at the top of your sheet.
- The four questions are:
What is the problem/challenge that coming to Philippa Aldridge Fitness solves for you?
What reservations (if any) did you have before coming along to your first class?
What is it like to be part of Philippa Aldridge Fitness?
What’s the one best result you have got from coming to Philippa Aldridge Fitness?
- We realise that for some of you it may have been a very long time ago when you first came to class so feel free to leave a question out if you so wish.
- There is space to add anything else that you would like us to know.
- Please take the slips home and bring them back next week or feel free to complete them at the end of class. Please return completed slips to your cashier or instructor.
We hope that this survey will give us some quotes we can use to market our classes and to spread the word further about what we do and how we help people.
Thank you in advance.