We all have big dreams to start exercise programs, stick with them and come out the other side with perfectly toned bodies that are ready for the beach, runway or both. In the beginning, we are so filled up with motivation that nothing can dampen our spirit. However, a day or two goes by, and we realise that our goals seem too far out of reach, or we are feeling sore and can’t keep up with the high benchmark we set. There are many reasons as to why we can fall off the bandwagon a long way short of the finish line when it comes to exercise programs, and this only leads us to feel less motivated to start one in the future. However, don’t let these past experiences stop you from starting an exercise program and sticking with it. Usually, adjusting one or two small things or changing your starting approach to these programs can make all the difference in ensuring you finish them, and that is what I’d like to share with you today. No more starting exercise programs and then bailing because you set your sights too high or got tired and bored. No – today, I would like to share with you twelve tips and tricks to starting and sticking with an exercise program. I hope that once you discover these tricks, you will no longer think that your summer body is an impossible dream, and with a few adjustments to your approach, you’ll see it’s actually a lot closer than you might think.
Every year when the calendar starts dwindling in the final days of December, we all start thinking of how we will challenge ourselves when January first rolls around. When we begin a year fresh, we are filled with goals and ambitions. Here is the problem that I seem to find though, and I’m sure that I am not the only one: by the time January is over and either work, school, or university has begun, those goals we set seem to be nothing but a distant memory. However, I have a slightly different approach and attitude towards this and this is the year to stop ditching your goals in the first weeks of January and make 2019 your year!