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14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine

Stop Failure Before it Starts

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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.

RJW325

5/12/2008 12:40:54 AM

I JOINED THE Y 2 YEARS AGO TO GET IN SHAPE ANDI START AND THEN STOP AND HAVE DONE THIS MANY TIMES, BUT MONDAY 5/12 2008 I AM GOING TO WALK 1 MILE...TUESDAY I AM GOING TO WORK ON THE NAUTILIS (SP?) AND WEDNESDAY I AM GOING TO WALK A MILE, THURSDAY WORK ON THE MACHINES. I HEARD THE BEST ADVICE ON THIS SITE "98% OF LIFE IS JUST SHOWING UP" AND I PLAN TO DO THAT TOMORROW MAY 12 I WILL REPORT BACK

RJW325

5/12/2008 12:40:53 AM

I JOINED THE Y 2 YEARS AGO TO GET IN SHAPE ANDI START AND THEN STOP AND HAVE DONE THIS MANY TIMES, BUT MONDAY 5/12 2008 I AM GOING TO WALK 1 MILE...TUESDAY I AM GOING TO WORK ON THE NAUTILIS (SP?) AND WEDNESDAY I AM GOING TO WALK A MILE, THURSDAY WORK ON THE MACHINES. I HEARD THE BEST ADVICE ON THIS SITE "98% OF LIFE IS JUST SHOWING UP" AND I PLAN TO DO THAT TOMORROW MAY 12 I WILL REPORT BACK

LIZZIEB3B

3/8/2008 1:30:25 PM

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What a great article! It will be added to my faves for when i need to reguevenate my motivation!

BARBIEOFBORG

1/15/2008 5:09:45 PM

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Just what I needed to help keep me going

CROONERMOM@AOL.

1/6/2008 11:56:40 AM

I've been depressed for months at my inability to stick to any diet, believeing I just couldn't do it, reading these articles and all the people and their comments really give me a sense of "maybe I can do this". Thanks for the hope I feel. I actually made some great food choice's already for this week, and now, I'm taking my dog Benny for a walk. Thank you , Helen

DOTSLADY

1/2/2008 2:02:48 PM

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Sometimes so very common sense - thanks for the reminders. I need lots of them :). Remember what Yoda said: "Do or do not. There is no try."

KEEPITLITE

12/28/2007 1:54:44 PM

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This was very encouraging. At 46, I am finally realizing, I have to take care of ME! No one else can do it but ME. I have been taking care of a family, helping with our business and involved in politics, but it's time to take time out for ME too...

CATHY49

11/28/2007 6:32:49 PM

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With the help and support of my Spark Team friends, I am now fitting in my strength routine. I was doing 65 minutes a day 6/7 days a week of just cardio. They made the suggestion of dropping down my cardio 3 time a week and replacing it with strength exercises. It has worked smooth this week. I have two strength workouts already in! I feel so complete. Thanks Spark!

MORROWTONIL

11/28/2007 5:35:05 PM

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Good advice. Now let's put it into practice!

RENIELOUD

11/28/2007 2:03:56 PM

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Just what was needed to get me motivated and a positive start to the day.

QUEENYFJ

11/28/2007 1:37:54 PM

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This was exacatly what I needed today!
Doing it with a friend is the best. Maks it easyer and turns it into an

GOLDIE972

11/28/2007 12:54:28 PM

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Great article! This is the one thing I just can't seem to work into my schedule since I joined SP. Good sound advice. Motivation enough for me to schedule some exercise into my day

IOWAHAWKEYE

11/28/2007 12:30:19 PM

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Thanks for this article. I really needed it right now!

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