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Wednesday 23 April 2014

All change

Karl Henry shows you how to mix things up to help you stay on track with the 30-day Beach Body Plan – and your life goals

Karl & Sinead Beach Body series general Weekend Mag/ Pix Ronan Lang/Feature File

They say variety is the spice of life and, having gone through some changes in the past few weeks myself, there is no question about it.

Whether you are trying to improve your results in the gym, your running time or your role at work, apply some change and see what a difference it makes.

Change can help you to renew your interest, your energy and your zest for life. In terms of your body, it reacts fast to variety, so change your programme, weights, route or class to increase the changes you are seeing and to improve your results.

On a personal level, change can transform your life. Do you wake up in the morning dreading what the day has in store, or do you look forward to what the future holds?

If your answer is the first option, then you need to sit down and ask yourself, 'What changes can I make to help me look forward to what lies ahead each day?' Even small changes can make all the difference, helping to keep you focused and motivated at work and in your personal life.

We all know that change is scary, as many of us are creatures of habit – myself included. But without it, life becomes stagnant; you can drift through the days, weeks and months and, before you know it, you find yourself wishing that you had chosen a different path.

Don't let this be you. We get one shot at life, so why waste it by drifting along? Take control of your own destiny and set yourself a goal in life, at work or in your relationships.

Small changes have a surprisingly big effect. What was that quote about a small stone being thrown into a pond ...

Tee up

With the sudden burst of sunshine, it's time to get the running T-shirts out. I have been running in UnderArmour's new HeatGear T-shirt. It wicks away sweat and stays nice and light; highly recommended.

€40.40 at underarmour.com

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