1. Do what you can – Whether it’s doing a workout once a week or six times a week, do what you can manage so that you are able to stick to it for the long haul.
2. Start off slow – Trying to embark on workouts that are super intense, with heavy weights too soon will only lead to injury, leaving you demotivated and wanting to give up. The slowly slowly approach is the one to go by.
3. Set yourself long term and short term fitness goals, and focus on the short term ones regularly, making losing those pounds or gaining that muscle more manageable.
4. Go easy on yourself and your body – it’s easy to sign yourself up to every single HIIT class you can get your hands on, but too much HIIT, jumping and plyometrics will ruin your joints, leading to a much more difficult to manage fitness regime in the future.