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14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine

Stop Failure Before it Starts

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  • 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 9:08:33 PM
  • 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 11:07:23 AM
  • 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. - 1/8/2012 9:31:20 AM
  • #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. - 6/5/2011 11:16:20 AM
  • 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. - 3/13/2011 8:24:06 PM
  • #14; I want to experience this! I have a friend who already knows what it's about! I want to go THERE! :-) - 3/1/2011 9:26:26 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. - 2/17/2011 5:25:34 PM
  • SUSANDREW1
    Awesome article, with great suggestions! Especially the first one! New life, new memories, and new body with a whole new out look! - 1/26/2011 11:58:49 AM
  • LOVE #8! Gotta have a goal to work towards! - 1/25/2011 9:05:21 AM
  • LOVE #8! Gotta have a goal to work towards! - 1/25/2011 9:04:58 AM
  • Great No-Nonsense suggestions! - 1/25/2011 8:47:37 AM
  • Great! We often think that we have to be perfect when we start... it's great to see that the most important thing is to start! - 1/25/2011 8:45:38 AM
  • I love the idea of just showing up at the gym. Just do it. Go for it! - 1/25/2011 8:35:52 AM
  • great article but i work overnight and i can't find a good time to exercise. When i come home go to bed , weak up at 1:30 , go pick up my daughter and before you know it the day is over .Any idea
    Thx - 1/25/2011 6:32:39 AM
  • I LOVE this article! I specially agree with "Just show up. 98% of life is showing up." - 10/22/2010 3:13:44 PM

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