1. Weekends count
Monday to Friday exercise can often be the backbone of a motivated, feel-good week – and then the weekend arrives, full of alcohol, junk food and doing as little as possible. Make sure your exercise habit carries through to the weekend, where you have more time to get out and try exercises you wouldn't normally do.
2. Stop saying yes to everyone
Life can be full-on and more often than not, you are going to be asked things that are going to interfere with your plans to work out. Understand you don't have to automatically say 'yes' – ask yourself if this interference is important enough to adjust your routine around. Of course, there are going to be times where yes, things are going to have to take priority. But those after-work drinks, or a long lunch leading to a late finish time? Not always necessary.
3. One change at a time
Going full steam ahead with too many life changes at once can often lead to failure – so start by making one change at a time. In this instance, concentrate on getting yourself active for at least 20 minutes each day, regardless of what's going on in your life. There are 24 hours in a day – if you have time to sit in front of the TV, you have time to exercise.
4. Keep a record of your exercise activities
Noting down every type of exercise you do during the week is not only great for being able to track your fitness journey, but acts as a sturdy reminder to keep going. It's easy with the MyCoach app. Look back at your original routine in six months' time, and you'll be amazed at how far you've come.