Go the distance.

Rise and grind, or snooze and lose—the eternal struggle between morning warriors and night owls. Whether you’re throwing punches at dawn or doing a moonlight dance with dumbbells, the important thing is to break a sweat, not your spirit! A workout at any time is better than none. In the quest for a healthier you, remember: deciding to change is like deciding to organize your closet. It sounds great, but the chaos inside won’t magically vanish overnight (unless you have a closet fairy, in which case, share their contact information ASAP). So, lace up those sneakers and embrace the glorious mess of self-improvement—it’s a beautiful disaster!

And hey, if the journey gets tough, just think of it as a workout for your sense of humor. Because, let’s face it, life’s a treadmill, and laughter is the best incline adjustment. Do it for yourself, do it for those endorphins, and most importantly, do it for the sheer joy of outpacing your own excuses. After all, your health is your VIP pass to the greatest show on Earth, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on the main event. So, grab your workout gear and your water bottle, and let’s conquer the world—one squat at a time!

Write it down.

What does fitness mean to you?

You might want to bulk up, look great in a bikini, fit back into your favorite pair of jeans, have more energy when with the kids, sleep better, or maybe you just want to try a hike or run a 10km race. Set your goal nonetheless. What does fitness mean to you? Write your goals down. Paying attention to how much you do something pushes you in the right direction. It also helps signal your brain that you are making a commitment to achieve success.

Keep yourself accountable.

Working out with a trainer or partner may give you the much-needed motivation to show up.

Start your climb, but be accountable. Working out with a partner or trainer can give you extra motivation to show up. Try telling your partner or kids about a new routine, and it may help you stay with it. They will hold you accountable. Many of us have experienced ‘failure’ every other time we have resolved to join a gym, run every morning before work, or stick to a diet. Every bit of progress comes from making changes, which will become a habit and eventually a lifestyle.

Plan for pitfalls.

If you embark on your exercise regime without expecting obstacles to get in your way, you might be headed for disappointment. Due to travel, ailments, overcommitment to work, hangovers, or bad weather conditions, you may skip a session or two. How do you cope with such obstacles to progress? Do a few laps in the pool on your next trip, or do a quick routine right in your hotel room before your meeting. Be flexible as you explore and seek an alternative course of action. Be prepared for obstacles as they arise.

Keep it simple.

From the facial expressions, we often see at the gym, it is likely that most people don’t get pleasure from the workouts they are doing. Keep it simple; don’t make exercise a chore. Incorporating variety into your exercise routine not only keeps things interesting but also maximizes the benefits for your overall health and fitness. To maintain simplicity while diversifying your workouts, consider incorporating different forms of exercise that align with your preferences and lifestyle. This could involve a mix of cardiovascular activities such as brisk walking, jogging, or cycling, alongside strength training exercises like bodyweight workouts, resistance training, or yoga.

Breaking down your routine into manageable segments throughout the week allows you to focus on specific muscle groups and prevent monotony. Additionally, outdoor activities, sports, or group fitness classes can add a social aspect to your routine, making exercise an enjoyable and sustainable part of your lifestyle. Remember, the key is to strike a balance between variety and simplicity, ensuring that your workouts remain accessible and adaptable to your individual needs and goals.

  • Reward yourself on the small achievements.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself, expect relapses.
  • Not everything that passes your lips should be low-fat, low-calorie and bursting with vitamins.
  • Keep track of your progress and revisit your goals often to stay on track.
  • Hold the habit, eat healthy and be consistent.
  • How are you planning on staying active this year? Email us at [email protected] incase you need help.