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Starting Small is No Bull

Start Slow for BIG Results


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  • Thank you for this article. Sometimes I forget that baby steps are the way to go,and I get overwhelmed. This article helped me to re-focus and slow down.
  • Well I do get up without the snooze. Now to get in those 8 glasses of water a day. Wish my black coffee would count
    I enjoyed this article. It kind of caused me to pause and think about how long it took to put on all the weight and that I shouldn't expect it to go in just a day--AND IT'S OKAY TO THINK THIS WAY. Thank you so much...I plan to be in the "Bull Run" this time next year...
  • Oh my....i felt like this article was written just for me. Very motivational and I too am going to put that list up!!!!
  • This was exactly what I needed to hear this morning. It's a more mellow energy day today, and I wanted to stay in bed. But I got up and did my exercise, now am on step two....reading a motivational article each day. Glad it was this one because it's right on the nose.
  • I so agree with this. I was fortunate enough to learn the easy way. When I first started running, I mapped out a course of 4 miles and put on my shoes and went right to it. Barely a mile in I was exhausted, achy out of breath and miserable. I stopped and there was my husband on his bike with a water bottle. He just said ,you need a drink. and did you really think you could run 4 miles the first time out? We both had a laugh and walked back together. After that it was all slow and steady for me. I just ran a 1/2 marathon and have not been sore or injured. Granted a little luck is involved but I never push myself past what my body tells me to do. I am definitely a slow and steady type of person now. It works for me.
  • JIF272000
    I was just feeling discouraged today about how long it is taking me to reach my goals. Thanks for reminding me that consistent and continued effort are the key.
  • Boy, do I appreciate this article. I was in great shape, but I forgot that I had to get there one step at a time. Now I'm starting over and I have to remember those steps it took. It's going to be one day at a time.
  • I agree, though had to learn it the hard way. After starting a running program to do my first ... TRIATHALON... with arthritis and an artificial hip, I completely messed myself up. Now, that I am back on SP, I have started to walk/jog a 20 minute mile instead of going from Couch to 6 min mile with no in between.

    HEY EVEN AUDI'S NEED TO WARM UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I like the thought of starting small cause you cant run till you've walkedand you cant walk till youve learned to crawl. so for now im crawling-so to speak haha
  • 25%GONE
    It's true. I started a learn to run program and I started too fast. I had to stop two weeks in and wait a couple of weeks for my calves to stop being sore before I could re-start.
    I love this concept ~ love Fast Break kinds of goals ~ have done fast break again several times, it's a gr8 way to refocus, get started again or get started in a new direction or dream :)
  • KYLEES75
    i love this, definitly starting small has its benefits. im gonna print this out and put it on my fridge or somewhere where ill remember thanks
  • I like this.. I'm starting small...... Thanks
    I've learned to celebrate the small accomplishments. If you don't you'll get so discouraged and give up and I have many times. Always appreciate the smallest accomplishments ex. 5lb's lost.

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