Inevitably when I speak to new exercisers about the make up of their exercise week their visions of grandeur momentarily dissolve into a state of confusion and uncertainty. How will I find the time? But I’ve already got so much on my plate. Once the initial shock of that question disappears we begin to break down the exerciser’s week and look for opportunities to move. Invariably most people can sit and look at their week and find the time to move. Unfortunately 4 to 8 weeks down the track so few have maintained what they set out to achieve and much of their success or lack thereof is guided by their self awareness.
Being able to adequately determine whether you’re a morning exerciser or like the mental clarity afternoon exercise brings, along with other components of your self will help you to more appropriately plan your week. If you are going to exercise than you need to be aware of what makes you tick. If you don’t like early starts don’t plan to exercise in the morning? Know that your work days often go over time – exercise in your lunch break. By finding out or being more aware of your strengths and weaknesses and planning for them, you will give yourself the best possible chance of being the best version of yourself with the help of exercise.