There are plenty of us who have been where you are, DixieL.
Do you like to watch TV or read? You can learn to do those things while you're ON the treadmill. Makes time fly, too.
Walking by yourself, the time just flies if you're listening to the radio, or audio books, or CDs or MP3 with headphone at the same time, too; Just keep one ear bud out of your ear so you can hear what's going on around you, i.e. traffic and safety. A friend learned a foreign language as she walked by herself.
10 mins is A GREAT START. Now keep it up, do 10 mins a day streak for 30 days. As FlyLady says, make it a routine instead of all-or-nothing, and instead of crash-and-burn. You've started and proved you can do 10mins. Now prove you can do it consistently over a long period of time, even during holidays, up days, and down days, as your next goal. That is REAL lifestyle change; to build consistency over time. Not crash-and-burn. The reason we're in the shape we're in, is because we did NOT do it consistently. Now it's time to re-learn moderation, and re-learn daily routines that are healthy that we can do every day for the rest of our lives. Not a diet. A lifestyle change. But that's only true, if you do it daily. Keep a daily focus, instead on recriminations for past behaviour. If you do the daily work, then you will arrive at the goal line.
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