Don'T Start Where You Want To Finish When Beginning To Exercise
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Unless you have been an athlete, start slowly with exericise. Even doing several short walks is better that trying to do a whole mile the first day you start. Build up to your goals.
Often we are impatient with ourselves but if we start doing a harsh exercise regime our body will fight back and lactic acid will accumulate in the muscles making it difficult to actually keep to your exercise program and then we think; exercise is painful.
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I have found that just getting started with my walk or exercise routine is the best way to ensure I complete it. I tell myself I don't have to do the whole thing, just do 5 of the exercises, or just walk a few blocks, but once I get started, I always finish. And even if I am not feeling good and don't finish, doing a few or walking for 10 minutes is always is better than not doing anything.
If yesterday was a bad day, or I didn't finish entering my food or didn't do the exercise I wanted, I don't start today at a deficit - instead, I start fresh and do what I need to do to for TODAY.
Starting the day feeling like I have to make up for the day before makes the day even harder and makes me even less likely to make it through successfully. But when I start fresh with nothing to make up for I get a chance to get back on track and I usually do!
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