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14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine

Stop Failure Before it Starts

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LKPBUTTERFLY

8/24/2008 4:34:44 PM

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Thanks so much, articles like this from people like you is one of the reasons I love SP. This will help so many people for a very long time on their own weight loss marathons!

MOOGIEBEE

8/24/2008 10:10:08 AM

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Excellent article!! Thanks!
This is one I'll come back to again and again for a moviational push.
I really like the way it's written as if a good friend (positive and living large -- I love that !!!) is speaking to me! :)

CEELEE53

8/24/2008 9:26:30 AM

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Super article...the SparkPeople site is the best at motivation with a positive twist...I am so thankful to have become part of your community!

BARRYMOM

8/24/2008 8:07:42 AM

Thanks for the helpful and encouraging tips!! I'm fairly new to the "fitness" scene, I have MEGA weight to lose. These are good tips to cut and clip and post around the house as encouragement to keep on going. VERY INFORMATIVE to us Newbies!!

TMSWANK

8/3/2008 4:39:43 PM

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Thank you so much for this article. I am in the process of "Starting" over yet again, and this gave me so much strength. It is wonderful
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

CAT0805

7/25/2008 9:53:57 AM

I have had a really bad day, aka eating lots of choclate, and articles such as this put me in a better state of mind, just do start with something small everyday and it will lead to something big, love it!

APRIL-LOUISE

7/24/2008 2:11:08 PM

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this is a really great article and very useful :) love it x x x x

DIEDRE1

6/12/2008 10:12:09 AM

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this is great advice ..I like the make an appointment idea ..thanks

TMILES47

6/2/2008 10:23:55 AM

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Wow. That first advice, to get rid of the old bathing suit, is great. I have been holding on to a swimsuit I looked fabulous in at 29, and I'm 42 now. I need to have goals for today, not old goals.

ROOTBEERFLOAT

6/1/2008 9:57:31 PM

This is a great article because it reassured me that I am on the right track with what I am already doing. I started going to the gym and taking Yoga or Pilates classes every few days. The more I go, the more it becomes part of my lifestyle, and the more time I seem to have for it. Now I am up to 2 hours of Yoga/Pilates every day. I sure do feel good.

SPECIAL6

6/1/2008 9:34:21 PM

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This article is very helpful for me all the doctor's appointment I have I make sure I show up to these apointments so I need to make an apointment with exercise for me that I won't cancel.

EFFIEOFOZ

6/1/2008 9:05:09 PM

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I think this article hit home more for me than any I have read before...if there's one thing I know how to do- it's start and stop... sticking with it has really been very hard for me in the past. I don't really know what is different this time, only that something must have clicked when I wasn't paying attention lol...now I can proudly say that I have been sticking to it since January- and it is paying off! I've been a lot more active, even dusted off the ol' bike and put air in the tires- well, my husband did that- and I know he was thinking "she'll probably ride once or twice and I'll be hanging this thing back up" but I've surprised us both- and I love it! I even have the children that I take care of biking with me- and bought a bike trailer so I could bring the baby biking! This article is going right into my favorites incase the stickiness starts to get unstuck!

DORKWADGIRL

6/1/2008 9:51:35 AM

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I am going to make a great attempt...this time I'm going to do it with my niece. We will have better acountability. Good article.

CRAFTSURF

6/1/2008 8:19:58 AM

I fractured an ankle doing exercises after a year of doing aerobics and gained back all the weight. when I went back, I got a stress fracture afterseveral months getting back into it. Then my gym closed . I broke two toes twice thereafter when exercising on my own. when I went back to a new women only circuit gym, it just made me eat more. I was always hungry. my back and knees hurt twice as much even though I started up very slowly. after 3 years I finally worked up to 1.5 hrs 5-6 days a week alternating treadmill, bike and weights circuit. I never lost any weight, I always hurt. the machines were not sized for me even at lowest levels as I am quite short. I pinched my fingers /hands several times bad adjusting the machines ever five minutes on the circuit and wound up with tennis elbow. then the gym closed. I have no motivation to try again.

EMMASMART

6/1/2008 7:02:45 AM

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I'm keeping this in my favorites so I can link people over when they are having trouble sticking or worries about that. It's exactly what I'd say except put better. You make helping others easy in this way.

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