Exercise even if you only have 15 minutes spare. A short run is perfect for this or exercise around the house for example, do some star jumps, sit-ups and press-ups. Alternatively if you live close enough, ditch the car/train/bus and walk, run or cycle to and from work, it will feel less like a workout!
Invest in a fitness tracker. Fitness Trackers motivate you to walk more, you’ll be surprised at how little you walk in a day, especially if you have a desk job.
Mix it up, if you love running then change your running route each time or switch between running, swimming, cycling, yoga etc. If you get bored of working out you will be less likely to do it, keep it fun!
Working out isn’t always fun, it’s easier to slump in front of the TV for a Netflix marathon, focus on how great you feel after working out and how much better you’ll sleep.
Do it now! Don’t wait until you need to squeeze into that tight dress or expose your body whilst on holiday in eight weeks time. You will get frustrated trying to meet unrealistic goals and that’s no fun at all! Fitness is a lifestyle not a quick fix.
Eat well, don’t swear off any food, everything in moderation! Imagine swearing off all the things you love – you body will only crave it more, just limit your intake.
Focus on how you want to feel rather than how you want to look. Exercise leads to increased energy and feeling good, if you focus on feeling good rather than looking good you’ll see results quickly.
Be the best you can be. Don’t compete with others only compete with yourself, we are all built differently therefore it will only frustrate you if you can only run 5 miles while your friend can run 10 and you will be more likely to give up.
Get enough sleep. The more you work out the more you will want to get a good night’s sleep. Step away from the computer and your phone a couple of hours before you go to sleep. Staying up until 1am when you need to get up at 6am will only make you tired and you will not be motivated to work out.