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Starting Small is No Bull

Start Slow for BIG Results

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  • MS_GODDESS
    This is exactly what I decided to do this year! Started with 10 minutes of cardio 3x/week. Slowly building up and actually now getting SOME sort of activity 6 days/week. Trying to get more freggies into my system (really hard some days!) and cut back on the processed stuff. Also making water my standard drink of choice (although I still allow - and TRACK - my favorite flavored creamer for my morning coffee. After all, I'm not a barbarian! :-)
  • This is the absolute most important thing I've learned from SparkPeople. And it's funny because I just built myself a motivating playlist on my Slacker.
  • Rome wasn't built in a day. The problem I encounter is sticking to the workout plan .
  • I starting walking last May 2014 two miles every other day. Now I am doing 4 miles every other day at a walk/jog. You just have to keep going. If you start out small and work up to it, it can be done.
  • CRAMPERELLA
    This is one of the best articles I have read on Spark. I am a yo-yo dieter and have lost weight over and over again. It is only now, years later that I understand that SLOW and INCREMENTAL is much easier on your body and leads to longer lasting success. Everyone should read this!
  • Such a relief to be told to start small!
  • So well said! Thank you for reaffirming that wisdom that says: one step at a time.
  • I'm the Queen of Gradualism and baby steps and proof it works both in weight loss and fitness. Recently I added the rowing machine to my exercise routine. My first try I did exactly 1 minute. Yes, I could have done more, but I didn't. I added ONE minute each workout and now 15 minutes is no problem. If I hurt myself I would have to quit and I'm in this for the long term.
    Great advice in this article.
  • I like the simplicity of small steps...not so daunting. Thanks.
  • What an awesome article! This is exactly what I started doing when I "re-started" my healthy lifestyle. The weight is coming off slowly and it's much easier to stick with the changes I've made this way. 3 months later, I'm down 20 pounds without barely any effort. That's what small changes can do!
  • This is such a great reminder because this is a lifestyle change not a diet and I don't want it to end !!!
  • This is so great . I'm going to do this
  • EBRAINK
    Goal by goal is the way to go!
  • I printed this to keep a daily reminder. Excellent challenge.
  • A great and very inspiring article! It is surely true that sometimes small things can work big on the way to success. These simple bits of advices are very helpful. Thanks!

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