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Start With Small Goals - They Add Up

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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!
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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.
- Submitted by TONI2011 3/4/2011 in Getting Started | 4 Comments
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TONI2011 3/4/2011 10:46:00 AM

    I started by using a Pedometer to see how many steps per day I was getting, because I was getting no regular exercise. When I realized it was less that 1000 steps on a regular workday I was appalled. But I still didn't want to exercise. When I started reading the SPARK book it all came to make sense to me - you MUST set a GOAL!!! "Huh?", I asked myself. I'd always said "oh I'm gonna lose weight" but never really set a goal as to how much and when it would happen.

The 10 Minute STREAK was my very first goal. It motiviated me to start with small and build on that. Since I set my goal on Jan 17 I have not missed a single day of 10 minutes. No matter how bad I've felt I figure "what's 10 minutes" - so now the 10 minutes has become 30min - 50 min - Even on an off day or rest day as I call it I still do my 10! Go for it - you can do it.
All starts with just 10!
LIVE_N_LEARN1 3/11/2011 3:04:00 PM

    Very true!..Most people pay attention to the big achievements. But you also gotta be happy to reach those small achievements looking at a small achievement will give you more energy, confidence, and motivation.
THENEWDARLENE 3/14/2011 4:08:00 PM

    This is great advice and very true. I started with 10 minutes of daily exercise. Now I can do much more. Those little steps really add up over time.
MIMIDOT 3/12/2011 2:00:00 PM

    Good advice. That's the correct way to start.

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