Many of us find that getting and staying fit can be very challenging. What is the secret? Here are some tips to get you going…
. There isn’t any training or exercise program that will work if you don’t do it regularly and consistently
Break your long term goal down into achievable short term goals. If your aim is to run 10km, gradually add more time and distance to your running, as well as increasing intensity. Set goals to be able to run 3km, then 5km etc
Exercise with a friend or relative and motivate each other.
Too busy for the gym? Make your exercise plan fit your lifestyle. You don’t need fancy fitness clothes and gyms to get fit.”
If you’ve got space, try simple bodyweight exercises to target areas such as the legs and butt, and chest and arms lunges, squats and push-ups.
Choose something you like – if you hate weights, why not try classes?
Watch your body clock and figure when you have the most energy – that is the best time for you to train.
Especially if you’re just getting started, it is worth working with a Personal Trainer, at least until you not only get technique right, but also build your confidence doing an exercise program that will get you the results you want.
Many people try to go it alone and get disheartened because they don’t know what to do and don’t get any results.
Fitness requires willpower. Following people who inspire you, whether on social media or in magazines will help keep you motivated.
There will be good days and bad days, setbacks and victories, but you just have be patient and not give up. Stick with the program and the results will follow.
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