1. Move more often
If the goal is to feel fitter, lose a bit of weight, tone up and generally feel healthier then my first advice would be to get on the move more often. At any given opportunity look to move more and sit less this will help you to expend more energy and burn more calories. Don’t underestimate how powerful being more active in your daily regimes will be.
2. Do it consistently
Having the odd day of being more active just isn’t going to work, not long term anyway. You have to be consistent and make a commitment to be active, so think long term not short term and make changes and stick to them. Choose a physical activity that you enjoy doing, a class, swimming, running, walking, playing a sport or going to the gym are just some examples but whatever it is be consistent with it and make it a regular event.
3. Push Yourself
It’s all very well joining a gym and attending 2-3 times per week, I know lots of people who “attend gyms”, I know fewer that actually make full use of their time there. Whatever activity you’ve chosen make sure you are challenging yourself, it might feel hard at the time but the rewards will be worth it in the long run.
4. Set yourself personal goals
From personal experience those that set themselves goals and targets tend to have better commitment levels and are less likely to quit. Without a goal there is no destination so set yourself a target and something to aim for. What is your vision? What is it you really want to achieve? Write it down and set short term realistic targets that will help pave the way to your long term goal.
There is a lot to be said about having a training partner or hiring a personal trainer to help you in your journey. Being accountable to someone will not only help motivate you but it will also help you get the most out of the training you do and make you think twice about calling off a scheduled training session. If you can afford to hire a personal trainer then I fully recommend you to do so, if you can also afford to get help with your nutrition from someone suitably qualified I would also urge you to do so, training and nutrition go hand in hand and is an area that should not be overlooked.