If you want to make sure Fitness is a Habit, start small with something you know you can do. Start walking or walking stairs at your office (I did this) for 10 minutes 3x a week. Make the habit first--even say it out loud to others--once you have the routine then add minutes or intensity!
Lots of good info is available online about the importance of starting small to create a routine, including 25 Ways to Make Exercise Routine at http://www.thirdage.com/chol esterol/25-ways-to-make- exercise-routine
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When beginning an exercise program, make sure to start out small. I used to set up big, ambitious goals for myself and quickly fail because it seemed to be TOO MUCH WORK! This time, I've been able to stick to it for a long time because I started small, making sure to just do 10 minutes of strength training a day. Once that was easy and a normal part of my routine, I GRADUALLY stepped it up so as not to lose motivation.
I'm a full time college student with a full time job, it's easy to get too busy to fit in exercise. On days when I don't have much time I go to my school's track and walk during my break. It's not hardcore cardio, but every little bit counts (:
Doing this everyday helps me stay happy about my exercise routine and it loosens my muscles up. It makes me feel fresh (:
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