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14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine

Stop Failure Before it Starts



3/12/2012 11:02:43 AM

TMW54812's SparkPage
A picture of what I looked like thin twenty years ago is on my vision has inspired me to loose 75 lbs these last 14 months and will continue to inspire me until I reach my goal weight.


3/12/2012 5:30:18 AM

"If you limit your calorie intake, you will not have enough energy to work out and your metabolism will slow down.
Not a very good advice - if you eat the same you will never get any results because exercise alone does not use many calories and there is a big temptation to eat more because you exercise.
Exercise AND limiting your calories is the way to go.


1/25/2012 8:01:10 PM

LORITHEEL71's SparkPage
Hi i like question 1 on forgetting what u looked like in high school
bc ur. Older now and when u do lose the weight u wont look like
U did back then anyway.forget about the past and only think of how
U will feel when u get down to ur goal now. I quit smoking Dec.11th
2011 and i also quit drinking diet coke about a week and a half ago
And i feel really good about getting rid of my 2 bad habbits. I want
to lose 30lbs. by June.before my 55th Birthday. Have a great week.:)


1/25/2012 3:45:00 PM

I especially like the "make an appointment with yourself" and "start very slowly" tips. I need to heed that advice myself right now. Thanks!


1/25/2012 9:33:46 AM

LOVE2BIKE1's SparkPage
This article really spoke to me. I especially appreciated #1, make new memories. I had been beating myself up for falling out of the exercise routine and comparing myself to a former exercising in shape self so this advice is timely, thank you.

Plus I won a Spark exercise DVD on the points spin - what could be better?


1/8/2012 9:08:33 PM

JULIA1154's SparkPage
Wow! This is one of my favorite SP articles of all time. I LOVED Julie's realness. This was a totally fun, helpful and refreshing read. Thank you, Julie!!


1/8/2012 11:07:23 AM

I like the "where are your friends?" part--it's so hard to be the only 'up' person around, so much easier to eat smart, and exercise happily when others like those things, too.

I'm suggesting this one to a number of my friends--all sorts!--who will get a lot out of it, I think.


1/8/2012 9:31:20 AM

BEXXYOH's SparkPage
I'm not a soccer mom; while some of these tips areare universal and helpful, this article seems geared towards a very specific audience. I'm usually impressed by SP articles and how applicable they are. This one seems lacking in that sense.


6/5/2011 11:16:20 AM

WINACHST's SparkPage
#13 - Wallow in YOur Greatness -- too often we focus on what we cannot or did not do, motivation to continue is greater when we focus on our accomplishments.


3/13/2011 8:24:06 PM

I have recently incorporated daily walks into my routine. I decided to put myself first on my list of priorities. I am hoping that this shows up on the scale. If not, I plan to build my exercise little by little until it does show up.


3/1/2011 9:26:26 PM

#14; I want to experience this! I have a friend who already knows what it's about! I want to go THERE! :-)


2/17/2011 5:25:34 PM

Fantastic article.

I especially loved #13. Wallow in your greatness. All too often I find myself not appreciating the effort I have put in to achieve results.


1/26/2011 11:58:49 AM

Awesome article, with great suggestions! Especially the first one! New life, new memories, and new body with a whole new out look!


1/25/2011 9:05:21 AM

JENNALYN216's SparkPage
LOVE #8! Gotta have a goal to work towards!


1/25/2011 9:04:58 AM

JENNALYN216's SparkPage
LOVE #8! Gotta have a goal to work towards!

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