1. Set yourself goals
Start with simple goals, we have spoken a lot about the importance of this the key here is a short term goal over a 3 week period.
2. Make your activity fun
Find sports or activities that you enjoy, vary the routine to keep you on your toes. If you're not enjoying your workouts, try something different.
Remember, exercise doesn't have to be boring, and you're more likely to stick with a fitness program if you're having fun.
3. Make physical activity part of your day
20 minutes is all it takes, if it's hard to find time for exercise, don't fall back on excuses. Schedule workouts as you would any other important activity.
Research has found that sitting for long periods of time may negatively affect your health, even if you otherwise get the recommended amount of weekly activity. If you sit for several hours a day at work, aim to take regular breaks during the day to move.
4. Put it on paper
Seeing the benefits of regular exercise and writing your goals down on paper may help you stay motivated whether you are looking to lose fat or run a marathon, write it down on paper somewhere you can see it regularly.
5. Reward yourself the right way
After each exercise session, take a few minutes to savour the good feelings that exercise gives you and when you reach a long range goal, treat yourself to a set of workout gear or a relaxing massage.
6. Be flexible and don’t criticise
If you're too busy to work out or simply don't feel up to it, take a day or two off. Be kind to yourself if you need a break. The important thing is to get back on track with a fresh, positive and healthy mind.
7. Commit to changing for life
Remember healthy habits change lifestyles guys. Health and wellness is a journey to enjoy not a destination.