Secrets of Success

Just Start

0SHARES

148

MEMBERS SPARKED

If you don't want to exercise do what the SPARK says...just start with 10 minutes...chances are you will want to do more once you get started!!!!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

Member Comments

  • I so agree....commit to 10 minutes and before you know it
    You will be scouring SP for ideas
    I love the 10 minute videos and they are so effective at strengthening your resolve and interest in exercise!!! - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • This is sooo true!! There are days when I just 'don't want to' and I do it anyway with a small amount of time in mind. Before you know it, you've done WAY more than yu planned on and feel all the better for it :) - by JUSTJENNN
  • TRYNALOOSE1
    I started doing 10 min a day about 3 weeks ago now I'm at 30 min! Pace yr self take yr time jus make sure you agent cheating yourself on how,much you can take! - by TRYNALOOSE1
  • Thats my new motto JUST START. - by HYATTI1
  • So true - by DELLMEL
  • emoticon It only takes a Spark! emoticon emoticon emoticon - by MSROZZIE
  • emoticon There have been times I will decide to jist do 10 or 15 minutes, before you know Been at it for am hour. Little steps do pave the way for more success. - by FRAN0426
  • emoticon - by REMAREIS
  • 10 minutes a day? You bet!! - by SJKENT1
  • emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks so much for sharing. - by LOVINGKATE
  • Moving forward is better than standing still - by RJNICHOLS
  • VAINVT
    Even if you are used to exercising longer than 10 minutes, there are days when you have to tell yourself to JUST START. - by VAINVT
  • Yeah! emoticon - by MONTREAL12
  • It's amazing how easy to start off just doing 10 minutes and ending up adding another 5 or 10 minutes! - by ROBB1N
  • SHANNONY84
    Great advice. Sometimes I need to remember to just start! - by SHANNONY84
  • Good advice. - by MARYHENNIG
  • FYFE82
    Thanks for this. Lately I have been feeling like am not doing enough but 10 minutes is something I can always do. emoticon - by FYFE82
  • emoticon - by MARYHENNIG
  • I couldn't agree more. 10 minutes. Yesterday, I ended up going 25 minutes. AND as a bonus, I got a favorite magazine read as I rode my bike! Two activities that are usually on the bottom of the to do list! - by CINDY132
  • DANCEPARTNERS
    I am brand new here...6 days in and almost 58 years old. I have tracked every morsel of food I have eaten and exercised everyday. I did not realize with working a full time office job for the past six years how sedentary I had become...My husband and I go dancing almost every week and I had started to notice it was getting harder and harder to keep the pace as we dance for about 3.5 hours and usually only sit out about every third dance and now I am only dancing about every third or fourth dance. For me that is a "No Go" as we both so love to dance. So I will work diligently to become more healthy and physically fit "JUST FOR ME".....this is a site that I can make work for me....there is so much help here......I am AMAZED - by DANCEPARTNERS
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • not going out in the thunder storm we're having, but TOMORROW MORNING!!!! Before I even get on the computer!!!!!!!! emoticon - by EWL978
  • I agree I ended up going for 145 minutes - by ILOVEJIM851991
  • DEARTOMYHEART
    Great idea. Just do it!! That is what I tell myself. 10min is a great one too. emoticon emoticon emoticon - by DEARTOMYHEART
  • This is so true. I get up at 4:15 to get to the gym by 5:00 and today I really had to talk myself into getting out of bed since I needed to be to work earlier than normal. So I said go and do a little bit which is better than nothing and then go to work. However, once I was there, I got into the workout and did my whole hour after all and still made it to work early. - by ANNEG58
  • This is where I seem to fall short... Time to change that around! emoticon - by CHRISTOPHER280
  • Great tip- emoticon - by GARDENSFORLIFE
  • emoticon right on. - by INGMARIE
  • I am recovering from some minor surgery and I was starting to try to exercise some but now I have to take about a month off, but I will start back up as soon as I can. As tghey say you just have to get to the point that you are doing a few minutes a day and build from there - by LAURAE53
  • i am starting off on the 10 minutes/day and it is working. emoticon - by SAVY00362

Leave a Comment

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.
Diet Resources: blue ginger | ginger sauce | ginger pictures