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14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine

Stop Failure Before it Starts

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  • Great article - will keep me motivated to carry on being fit in my fifties. Just one small point - don't forget some of us are now SLIMMER than we were in High School. I was a big kid and am now about 30lbs lighter than I was in High School!

    So, I am very glad to on Spark People and on the path to health, fitness and happiness - 12/28/2009 6:58:08 AM
  • Very sound and EASY! advice! thank you! - 12/26/2009 2:34:25 PM
  • SUSHAH
    Thought this article included a lot of good ideas - and it does provide an excellent source of motivational and inspirational tips. Well worth saving and referring to on a regular basis. - 10/27/2009 7:33:19 AM
  • DAVIDHOMERE
    Great advice, I show up 98% of the time to the jym. I enjoy having fun there. I do not have a lot of friends. But , you are right I need to start planning my meals in advance so I can eat fewer calories, and sleep better. I guess I am doing all right I can't complain. Thank you. - 10/20/2009 3:40:56 PM
  • Love these! I'm going to post them on my mirror!
    Thanks!
    N - 9/9/2009 11:20:05 AM
  • BELLA2222
    Julie, Thank you for this article! I have been in a workout rut for a few months and these tips are just what I needed to help get my read in the right state of mind to get fitness back into my life!! - 9/9/2009 10:10:26 AM
  • So True - 5/6/2009 10:23:50 AM
  • PAMMEUP
    I really enjoyed this article and believe it is going to be a great motivator for me. it was really good. Thanks SP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 4/22/2009 9:45:57 AM
  • Just the article I needed today when I'm frustrated at myself (started to say the scale but that's my fault.) - 4/20/2009 6:48:40 PM
  • I really love the part about making a new image of yourself, not the one I was in high school or even a year ago. 1Cor 13 I am a new creature! - 2/6/2009 7:56:37 AM
  • Great Article,- I know my 13 year old and I take walks every other day to talk and enjoy some time away from the guys in the house. - 1/28/2009 12:27:50 PM
  • Love the bit about just showing up and making friends.....how true...specially if like me you are not great at self motivaton

    Good luck to every one with their fitness and weight goals :)

    Spongebobbi x - 1/20/2009 6:45:05 PM
  • great article! Nice n Easy ... make your workout a playout !!! - 11/28/2008 3:50:12 PM
  • PANDAHART
    I've got to say, this article really does inspire. My favorite - make your workout a "playout". And it's easier with some great music to play along to! - 11/28/2008 2:29:20 PM
  • ARMYMOM46
    love this article.I am going to follow it for sure. I have learned alot from it and I plan to make some changes now - 11/23/2008 5:17:44 PM

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