Making a decision to commit to a training programme may be one of the best decisions you ever make. Imagine for one moment if exercise were a pill would you take it every day to ensure you remained healthy and fit? I suspect most people would say yes.

So how many times do you say to yourself that you are going to go to sign up to a gym or go jogging on Monday and the when Monday arrives you find a reason not to exercise? If your answer is yes, then rest assured you are not alone. Most people do exactly the same.

But before you join the gym, consider investing in some 1-2-1 sessions with a personal trainer in the comfort of your home – it may be the best investment you make. A personal trainer will be able to help get you back on track with your nutrition as well as plan an effective fitness program for you.

So now you have made a commitment to yourself, aim to exercise for 1 hour 3 to 5 times per week. Over time this will improve your cardiovascular, strength and endurance levels. You can lose weight, feel happier, improve your confidence and self esteem. How does it get better than that?

If on one day you only have 20 minutes to spare instead of doing nothing, use your time wisely. By keeping things simple and in perspective, you can make small improvements to your fitness levels that lead to lasting results.