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Start Small



When beginning an exercise program, make sure to start out small.
I used to set up big, ambitious goals for myself and quickly fail because it seemed to be TOO MUCH WORK!
This time, I've been able to stick to it for a long time because I started small, making sure to just do 10 minutes of strength training a day. Once that was easy and a normal part of my routine, I GRADUALLY stepped it up so as not to lose motivation.

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  • Yes!!! That's exactly what I've been doing! I have learned that I can go far longer (distance & time) on the treadmill if I just take it easy and set up only small goals :) I'm always reaching them & therefore I'm proud of my accomplishments instead of beating myself up mentally because I didn't run a mile straight on my first day. Keep up the good work!! - by SDBETTS26
  • Good advice. Always start small and build from there. Thanks for sharing. - by J2740LOU
    Thanks for sharing.
    - by BANNERMAN
  • Great info. That's what everyone need to learn starting out slow. - by DELLMEL
  • Starting small - best way to begin anything new. - by PROPMAN1
    Couldn't agree more - by LCRUMLEY81
  • 10 min of anything is doable for me right now.... - by PATTIEMCD
  • Couldn't agree more! Used to go from total couch potato to training like an Olympic athlete &......big surprise, I burned out in no time!
    That's what's so good about following SP.....everything gradual & small so we can stick with the changes & develop healthy habits. emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • mini goals are the best motivator. keep up the good work. - by MBTEPP

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