When is the best time to start exercising?

And so the sun has arrived and the gyms are miraculously full to the brim

It was Good Friday yesterday and I headed down to my local gym to train with my latest FitLife client Antoinette Smithers. When I walked through the door I literally stopped in my tracks, the influx of people buzzing around from machine to machine was both annoying and amusing to watch – it was like Walthamstow market on a Saturday morning.

Even at the end of our workout, people were still arriving in droves you can tell they hadn’t been to the gym in a while because they had to read the diagrams and instructions on the machines before actually using them.

Now, this may come as a shock to some of you out there but nonetheless, when the sun appears and you decide to dust your gym gear down and visit the gym, your body doesn’t suddenly transform into Mr. Muscle or Mrs. Body Beautiful as soon as you walk through the doors; the pounds do not drop off after a 20 minute cardio session and a few abdominal sit-ups; and your muscles don’t mirror Dwayne Johnson aka ‘The Rock’ after a so-called weight session of beating up the gym.

I totally understand if some of you are disheartened by this revelation however, it is the honest truth. And even if you choose to buy into a quick fast dieting product you will only begin to see your efforts around 6 weeks into the program, which by then summer in this country has sadly come and gone. So rather than wait for the sun to appear for you to begin your fitness regime, why not put a plan in place and start early in the year like January or February.

If you are someone who has been encouraged by the good weather to start your fitness regime then start with a S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time measurable) fitness plan (click on the link to see my previous post on S.M.A.R.T goals). Seek advice from a qualified fitness instructor or personal trainer by contacting a fitness centre.


Let me conclude with please do not go overboard with the consumption of the Easter Eggs I know there are many two for the price of one chocolate eggs but please don’t go overboard.

2 Responses to “When is the best time to start exercising?”

  1. It’s so true Bella-Marie! Fitness is definitely a long term investment not just a quick fix. Z


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