Tue 09 Jan 2018, 10:22
Someone on the internet recently described January as ‘just a collection of 31 Mondays’ and we couldn’t agree more because after excitement dies down, the reality of the New Year finally hits you and you’re not really sure how to achieve the "new year, new you" mantra. It is easy to get overwhelmed (even sidetracked) by all the resolutions you feel you have to make just to live up to 2018's standards. Take a deep breath, this is where DStv comes in by helping you find motivation in all the right places.
1. Work that body
Now that the partying and the extravagant eating are over, it’s time to reclaim your body by shedding off that extra 2017 weight. Who better to get you back in shape than the living proof of weight loss herself Khloé Kardashian. Khloé recently revealed in an interview that her family told her to lose weight because she was “hurting the brand.” Definitely not a nice thing to say to someone but she put all her energy into good use to create the envious body that she now rocks. To get some inspiration for your workout, tune in to the new season Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian where the reality star helps some of the most brokenhearted people transform their lives for the better with a team of Hollywood’s best trainers and a glam squad, Fridays from 19 January at 20:00 CAT on E! Entertainment (124). You can also stream it on DStv Now.
Another workout motivation to tune in to is Joe Wicks, The Body Coach Workout, Saturdays from 13 January at 09:19 CAT on BBC Lifestyle (174) or stream it on DStv Now.
2. Eat right and healthy
We all make dieting plans that we never follow through no matter how much we tell ourselves that “this time it’s going to be different.” Well, here’s to hoping you left all that wishful thinking in 2017 because 2018 is a year of action right down to what you eat. And who said healthy food has to be boring? Here are a few cooking shows to borrow from to keep your cuisine exciting and healthy at the same time. Cook away!
Jaime’s Quick and Easy Foods, Tuesdays at 20:30 CAT on BBC Lifestyle (174) or stream it on DStv Now.
Masterchef Australia, from Wednesday 10 January at 18:00 CAT on M-Net (102) or stream it on DStv Now.
Masterchef S13, Wednesdays at 20:00 CAT on BBC Lifestyle (174), or stream it on DStv Now.
Nigella: At My Table, Tuesdays at 20:00 CAT on BBC Lifestyle (174), or stream it on DStv Now.
3. Grow your mind
As they say, healing starts from within. So living right is not just about working on your body but your mind as well. DStv serves up a lot of inspiring and educating shows that will enlighten you and nourish your mind with nuggets of wisdom. Ready to be blown away? Tune in to these shows:
The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman, from Sunday 14 January at 20:05 CAT on Nat Geo (181), or stream it on DStv Now.
The Chase S11, Mondays at 17:30 CAT on ITV Choice (123), or stream it on DStv Now.
Man Among Cheetahs, Sunday from 14 January at 18:00 CAT on Nat Geo Wild (182) or stream it on DStv Now.
Inside the London Fire Brigade, Wednesdays from 10 January at 20:00 on Discovery Channel (121).
4. Watch what you like whenever you want
With over 70 live streaming channels of international and local content, a comprehensive Catch Up library featuring some of the best and latest TV shows and a movie collection of over 1000 titles, DStv Now enables you to watch TV on the go on any device of your choosing – smartphone, tablet, PC or even chromecast on your TV. The DStv Now app is free to download on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store for Premium, Compact Plus and Compact subscribers.
5. And if you must, fall in love
It’s the year guys, the year to follow through with what your hearts mostly desire. It can be anything, allowing yourself to fall in love with someone or falling in love with your dream and chasing it with as much passion as you can muster. It can also be learning to love yourself and harnessing the greatness from within. No matter what you do, fall in love this year. Tune in to these shows/movies for some inspiration:
Iqbal, Saturday 20 January at 16:30 CAT on Zee Bollymovies (114)
Once Upon a Time S7, from Friday 12 January at 17:00 CAT on M-Net (102), or stream it on DStv Now.
This Is Us, from Monday 22 January at 19:00 CAT on M-Net (102), or stream it on DStv Now.