Why most ‘tone up’ exercise programmes fail…

It’s Friday.

Which means you’re probably feeling pretty awesome (because the weekend is here…)


You’re a bit tired and stressed just thinking about all of the jobs you have to this weekend. 

Playing the role of ‘taxi’ and ‘Cos the Clown’ (remember him?) to entertain the kids…

Chef Ramsay in the kitchen to keep the family happy (minus the other F word, I hope)…

You see, everyone wants a piece of you. 

And because we care…

We let everyone else dictate our day. 

We’re reactive rather than proactive. 

You’re preparing all of the meals for the family…

Making sure they are all fuelled up for the day.


You’re settling for a ham sandwich

And picking at the biscuits left on the side (whilst blaming willpower and wondering how people curb a carb craving…which I’ll come on to soon!)

There’s no time left for YOU 

^^^ Which makes picking at biscuits even more COMFORTING

Let alone time for exercise.

Because after all, the DVDs are telling us we need to go ‘BEAST’ mode for an hour a day and get ultra sweaty…


You won’t get in the ‘fat burning zone’ (which doesn’t actually matter anyway…)


It’s probably for this reason that you’re not in the ‘fat burning zone’ 


Losing fat

More often. 

Because that 1 hour of BEAST mode that you’re told to do becomes so daunting…

You don’t do it.

We’ve already established you’re busy

And this makes it EVEN easier to put it off.

Even if you do get round to doing exercise…

We often over-reward ourselves 

And feel that we’ve earned that pack of biscuits (800 calories)

Because we’ve burned 500 calories…

Which is why unless your diet complements your exercise habits

Exercise COULD make you fatter 

^^^ I’ve seen marathon runners put on weight when training for a marathon (too many carb gels and ‘super power’ sugary sports drinks, perhaps?

And it’s exactly why I recommend you fit your exercise habits into your daily routine (a bit like how you brush your teeth everyday).

Because here’s just how powerful it could be:

Your total exercise across the week is what matters most. 

So let’s say you can’t find the time to do a 1 hour BEAST mode workout 3 times per week

Because you just don’t have that 2 hour window for travelling to the gym, changing clothes, getting sweaty etc.

Well, in a recent strategy meeting

We decided that we could opt for doing something like 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening. 

^^^ This could be done after brushing your teeth (so you remember) and then whilst waiting for dinner to cook (rather than picking at the biscuits <<< you could say it's 2 birds with one stone, right?).

This would total 3.5 weekly exercise hours (which would be more than the 3 weekly one hour BEAST mode sessions)…

But there’s more:

How much effort are you going to put in to a 15 minute workout compared to a 1 hour workout?

For me, the thought of doing something for one hour means I’ll hold back a bit…

But for 15 minutes?

I might just work a bit harder (it’s only 15 minutes after all)

And burn a few more calories to get me into that ‘fat burning zone’

******PING!****** (that’s the sound of dinner being ready)

^^^ I’m not saying eat microwave meals…

So, dinners now ready…


You’ve done your exercise 

Without having to travel to the gym, feel intimidated by guys throwing dumbbells around the gym, or take a few hours out of your day…

Which will probably mean that you don’t ‘over reward’ yourself for doing the deed (AKA exercise)

Because it fits with your lifestyle

It complements your diet and you know the type of exercises to do to help you get lean and feel more confident in your favourite clothes

And it’s exactly what I teach in my body transformation programme

Speak soon,


PS. What are your biggest barriers to exercise and weight loss?

A) Time

B) Knowing how to exercise and what to eat to lose weight

C) Overeating when I exercise to reward myself

D) All of the above

E) Other (if so, what is it?)

Reply with A, B, C, D or E and I’ll put you into a draw for a free 30 minute chat to see how you can overcome this

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