find out where you are and just add a lil tiny bit more to that, this way it's something you can do, succeed, and get that lil determined boost of confidence. then add a lil more. repeat.
I started really small. I bought a pedometer put it on and found out I only walk 750 steps a day. so I strive to beat that. I also joined a Spark Challenge that made sense to me 10 of activity. even I can do 10 mins of SOMETHING! it feels good to be meeting and exceeding my goals and keeps me coming back!
try a new veggie at least once a week, try it three different ways to get a good feel for it's different uses and tastes. lil changes make a huge difference when they are all added up!
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Failing to make 10,000 steps a day was a bit discouraging until I realized that I hadn't attained a smaller goal of 5,000 steps. I reset my pedometer from 10,000 to 5,000 and four days after reaching 5,000 steps consecutively, I hit 10,000!!! Bottom line is: I try not to make my goals unattainable.
A pedometer is all that's necessary here, and remembering that if giant steps aren't working, there's always the baby steps to fall back on!
Don't dispair if you've slipped (or jumped) off the wagon of improving healthly habits. Just choose one thing (ex: more fruit and veggies) to do as consistently as you can, and when you've mastered that, add another habit. Even just 10 minutes of walking every day will add up, and you'll find yourself walking longer than that before you know it.
Build on 'small' successes until you've 'mastered' it all.....one baby step at a time.
I recently had a total hip replacement. My recovery depended on time laying around, limited movement and trying to build my blood back up after losing quite a bit during the surgery.
My first exercises were strictly flexing and pointing my ankle. Needless to say, I had to take baby steps all the way. Now each step has brought me closer to where I am now. But I have quite a few more steps to go. I can't walk up steps normally, but I can do it with baby steps.
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