It may be tempting over the summer to dial back on your training, to enjoy the better weather with your friends and family, and generally cut loose. Before deciding to take the whole summer off however it would be wise to consider what happens to your body when you give yourself an exercise summer break.
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You might be surprised by the many reasons people come up with for not working out, not being able to exercise, to commit to a healthier lifestyle. This post is about helping people recognise barriers (physical and mental) and push past them. In short, there’s no reason why you cannot exercise.
In January you set New Year resolutions or make plans. Monday is a new diet day. THIS month is the month. It’s easy to get motivated about things in the short term but longer term you might soon find that the novelty wears off and your enthusiastic promise to yourself to stay true to your health and fitness goals start to waver. If you want to stay motivated all year keep reading…
When it comes to setting goals, and keeping to them there are a number of fancy apps and what not that will help. I advocate the use of a good old-fashioned paper diary as it is completely customisable to suit your individual needs and also because most of us could do without adding another digital something to our lives!
It doesn’t matter whether you haven’t worked out since 1991 or whether you are a regular, how your fitness journey starts will be with a healthy dose of motivation. Some of us are fabulous at self-motivating ourselves, we can catapult out of bed in the morning and sprint for the gym. Others need more help to get going and keep going.