If you've never exercised it can seem overwhelming. Start with SMALL goals - say a 10 minute goal to exercise. It's called a STREAK and do it EVERY DAY!
Record your activity on SparkPeople - it can be anything. My favorite is the Gazelle, because I have double knee replacements and it doesn't hurt - but it can be simply walking. THE REAL POINT IS NOT TO MISS A SINGLE DAY OF THAT 10 MINUTE ACTIVITY! This WILL soon grow to more and more exercise.
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I make a goal for myself to make one small change for the better every week. These small changes have added up fast. It can be like, eat one vegetable every day. Or, this week I started composting. Smaller is better. Small changes are easy to stick with. You can add to them later.
Examples of my small changes I've made over the last 3 months: Bike to school, drink water instead of soda, walk my son to school, walk the dog every day. As my confidence builds, my changes get bigger. I quit smoking this way! I bike 50 miles a week now!
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