Shop windows and fashion catalogues everywhere are heralding the spring with flirty dresses, flowy slacks and nautical stripes. But if you’ve spent the winter bunkering down in front of the telly, nursing your cold-weather-blues with family-sized packets of crisps and mince pies, you might not be sharing the enthusiasm for the warmer weather and more revealing couture that inevitably accompanies it.
The good news is that it’s not too late to shed a few excess pounds and firm up any bits that have gotten a bit saggy. Simply incorporate a few visits to the gym into your weekly routine and you’re all set. Problem solved. But we all know this sounds a lot easier than it is. Most of us don’t gallop gazelle-like to the gym, brimming with motivation and enthusiasm. I think I can safely say that the vast majority of gym-frequenters drag themselves there. And halfway through their circuit they turn their eyes upwards and ask “what exactly am