I always jump into things with two feet. But going too fast has only brought me injuries. I'm learning to set more long term goals and realizing that 2 or 3 months of exercise after years of inactivity do not make me an athlete ..yet.
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This is your journey and as with everything the road is never straight from A to B. Their will be times when you stray from your path. When this happens you need to understand why it happened, what was the trigger, once you understand your triggers you can be on your guard next time.
Set realistic goals, don't plan to fail you can do it, believe you can.
One key to my success is setting realistic goals. On the first of each month, I set 5-6 goals I work to achieve during the month, as well as a few long-term goals. I also revisit the goals from the prior month to reflect on my progress. Writing down my goals in this way gives me a target to aim for each day and keeps me on track.
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