Commit yourself. Get moving! Just do it! There is no need to wait for the new year, the first of the next month or a Monday. It’s important that you commit to your fitness goals.
Set short-term goals. Having something specific to aim for, such as losing a certain amount of weight will help you stick to your training plan. But make sure your goals are realistic. Setting and failing to reach outlandish targets will put you off.
Reward yourself. Once you’ve hit one of your targets reward yourself. By training and committing to your training you’ve earned the right to spoil yourself. Whether it’s a new item of clothing or fitness-related gadgets or clothing – enjoy your achievements.
Keep a journal. A workout log can help keep your exercise routine on track when you’re struggling to stay motivated because it will show you how far you’ve come since you started, and therefore how worthwhile it is to keep going.
Use visualisation. If you don’t believe you can make it through those final reps, you certainly won’t be able to, but by picturing yourself doing it before you try it, you’ll create a mental template that can translate into success.
Abandon an all-or-nothing attitude. Don’t think of exercise with an all-or-nothing approach. If you unexpectedly miss a session don’t beat yourself up. Just get back on track tomorrow. Remember, exercise and fitness is a way of life.