If I had a dollar for every time I said ‘I'm going to the gym after work' but instead went home to sit on the couch, I'd be loaded.
I was trying to be a gym after-work kind of person.
I'd start my day with the best intentions – I'd pack my gym gear and plan which workout to do.
But by the time 5pm came around, my enthusiastic plans were nowhere to be found.
It's not that I don't like exercise or don't want to keep fit. I do!
But over the years I've learnt that I'm a morning exercise person who loves getting out in the fresh air.
So, realistically, going to a cooped up gym in the evening was probably never going to work.
And that's the thing about exercise.
Everyone is different. Some would rather go for a jog than do weights. Some prefer to hit the gym in the morning, while others prefer later sessions.
To really make exercise habits last, you need to learn what works for you.
Try a variety of activities and sports and do them at different times and locations to really determine your best workout personality.
Here are some tips to help you make exercise work for you:
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