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14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine

Stop Failure Before it Starts


  • Workouts are not fun. Why does everyone try to make them out to be anything other a grueling time of sweating, struggling, many times with little to show for it? I exercise because I have to, not because I want to. There is no activity I enjoy, unless you count reading, playing the piano and singing activities. - 5/7/2015 9:48:17 PM
  • How about stop calling it a workout, which has the word work in it? Stop thinking of it as work and start thinking of it as fun. - 4/19/2015 8:44:01 PM
  • JOHNNYBOY123456
    thank you
    - 1/3/2015 3:29:42 PM
  • #1 is so true but so hard. The thing I remember is that I thought I wasn't good enough while wearing my size 4 clothes. So it has nothing to do with size, if you don't learn to live life for things other than weight you'll never be good enough. - 9/14/2014 7:21:18 PM
  • Very inspiring! I printed to put up on bulletin board. - 8/12/2014 11:42:24 AM
  • I've been working on Comment #1 since my 60th birthday, 2 years ago. Only this year have I really come to terms with the fact that I'll never look 21 again! - 5/4/2014 1:51:29 PM
    Great tips. My favorite is the last one HAVE FUN. Thanks to my granddaughter I am learning that exercise can be fun. - 4/21/2014 9:11:08 PM
  • This is such a great article! I've read so many of these types of articles, I almost didn't read it and was literally thinking to myself, "you've heard it all before..." Well, wasn't I surprised!! your tips were REAL things that honestly will make a difference in the way I think about exercising and they way I approach it and the way I encourage myself to just GET THERE. Thank you, this was really, really needed!!! do we save an article so that we can review it later??? :) - 2/27/2014 10:15:14 AM
  • Good one. I am starting over. My body isn't letting me do the things I use to do and it is okay. I will exercise to by ability and work forward. - 2/7/2014 8:28:22 AM
    I joined this site today and this article is just what I needed. Tip #1 was an eye-opener. I have a pair of Calvin Klein jean I wore 20 years ago. They are a size 4. I now wear a size 16 and remembering what I used to look like ( I was hot and in my early 30's) is a good blast from the past. My life is totally different now and I shouldn't dwell on the past and that includes that size 4. I'm putting those jeans in the donation bin along with some other clothes I was holding on to. The other tip that was an "Aw-ha" moment is making an appointment to work out. I wouldn't skip an appointment, I'm not that kind of person, so I'm going to put exercise in my appointment book and look at it just like appointment I have to keep. - 12/30/2013 10:30:30 PM
  • REMYA00
    In ma yoga class we have a group..of 4 people. We motivate each other.
    - 11/21/2013 12:00:43 AM
  • I especially life the " show up anyway" tip ... yaa this is a great idea .. I have to go back to the gym and back to track .. once I am there,, I am sure I will start moving .. this will naturally follow.. no benefit is there from just sitting and waiting for the right moment .. the right moment is NOW !! - 11/20/2013 12:19:56 PM
  • I really enjoyed the article, very upbeat and simply put, sometimes you don't need to have all the technical stuff thrown at you to get the point.
    . I do a lot of these but I have found pushing myself with something like a 60 day challenge program helps me keep my "appointment". And playing with my kid (and keeping up) helps keep my motivation to continue . Teaching our son to ride a bike and stick with it has motivated my man to start riding.... Now that's amazing! - 7/15/2013 9:39:01 PM
  • Great. I saved this. - 7/10/2013 9:59:59 PM
  • Good article, especially #14. Sometimes we forget to have fun. - 6/16/2013 10:44:08 AM

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