I advise my clients to apply the tips below;

Avoid using the term ‘exercise’

I recommend you substitute the word exercise with ‘feeling healthy’ or ‘being active’. Again, you do not have to hit the gym to keep you steady in your fitness journey despite the bad mentality. It is best to switch off the hater attitude to prevent accumulation of the bad energy towards your goals.

Have an individually customized program

Having a routine and sticking to it is important. Therefore, create one and ensure to follow it regardless of what your mind says. Be sure it will become habitual with time. You do not have to spend a whole hour exercising; 15 minutes alone goes a long way. Also, use fitness apps to avoid the excuse of spending expensively on a personal trainer.

Get support

I tell my clients that exercising regularly is not a joke. You may sometimes have all the inspiration to do it, but other times it is the exact opposite. I advise them to get support from professionals or family to encourage them through the journey. You can also explore on Google search to discover other motivation lines and what other people in your state do to stick to their goal.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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