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Starting Small is No Bull

Start Slow for BIG Results

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SPASCAL

9/3/2014 1:07:50 PM

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So well said! Thank you for reaffirming that wisdom that says: one step at a time.

BROOKLYN_BORN

9/3/2014 5:25:44 AM

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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.

JODYANNA

5/20/2014 10:51:41 AM

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I like the simplicity of small steps...not so daunting. Thanks.

LIZZABETH1986

5/20/2014 10:31:21 AM

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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!

DEBIGENE

2/8/2014 9:15:13 AM

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This is such a great reminder because this is a lifestyle change not a diet and I don't want it to end !!!

JUNETTA2002

12/26/2013 6:28:26 AM

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This is so great . I'm going to do this

EBRAINK

12/3/2013 10:19:11 PM

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Goal by goal is the way to go!

HISWAYONLY

9/19/2013 9:14:11 AM

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I printed this to keep a daily reminder. Excellent challenge.

NEREA_72

5/30/2013 9:46:24 AM

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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!

B-NANA

4/11/2013 8:58:47 AM

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Great use of visualization in the article. Thanks for the encouragement.

LEMOW23

9/11/2012 7:46:44 PM

Love this article! Thank you. I needed that. I am plateauing for a bit, but I see I am at least drinking the water almost everyday. :D

MARI-SERV

9/11/2012 6:30:44 PM

I started on 7/26. My first step was research how many calories I really need a day to lose weight. Once I decided what was best for me, I have been focusing on staying within my range of daily calories. Right now it is about how much I eat and not so much what I eat. Once my body accepts a lower calorie eating plan, I will go on to my next step. Getting overwhelmed only leads to failure and even weight gain.

SKEELEYMA

9/11/2012 5:18:29 PM

Slowly is the only speed at which to augment real, lasting change. My accomplishment, 3 days into this weight loss journey, is to walk my daughter to and from school. A big steep hill is involved. Good for me -- good for both of us! This is where and how it begins.

1935MARY

9/11/2012 5:06:00 PM

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This is the way I started off 15 minutes of walking up to 45 now. I think that is good in 3+weeks. I now enjoy it and feel better about myself and know I'm going to stick with this.

BETTSI

9/11/2012 12:17:17 PM

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This is exactly how I started this time- a small commitment to exercise for at least 10 minutes every day. At the end of the first month, I had lost two inches from my waist! Since then, I've continued with the exercise and I now track my food. Thirteen pounds are gone and I'm still going strong! Starting small is the ONLY way to start!

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