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Starting Small is No Bull

Start Slow for BIG Results

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Thank you for writing such inspiring peices. I have not been on SP long but I've noticed most of the articles that catch my eye have been written by you. Thank you and keep them coming! Super simple techniques that are achievable by ANYONE! Report
I love your articles and this one is no exception! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas. I will be trying that no-snooze button for sure tomorrow morning. Your opening lines were wonderful, btw, and I laughed out loud when I got to the sentence about being trampled in five steps. That's how I've felt lately. :-) I really appreciate the encouragement.
Jani Report
Thank you for this reminder. I was discouraged right before reading this. I was looking at a challenge where I could get a star for every 30 minutes of exercise. People were doing 1-3 hours--I can barely do 15-20 minutes. I forgot I have to start where I am and I can only do what I can do today. I work 12 hour shifts so it is quite difficult to get any exercise in, much less 3 hours. Report
SPARKLESSENCE
The beauty - and "workability" - of powerful, well-directed, simple strategies - Thanks for this gem! Report
Thank you for this article. Sometimes I forget that baby steps are the way to go,and I get overwhelmed. This article helped me to re-focus and slow down. Report
Well I do get up without the snooze. Now to get in those 8 glasses of water a day. Wish my black coffee would count Report
CHARLOTTE_CAT
I enjoyed this article. It kind of caused me to pause and think about how long it took to put on all the weight and that I shouldn't expect it to go in just a day--AND IT'S OKAY TO THINK THIS WAY. Thank you so much...I plan to be in the "Bull Run" this time next year... Report
Oh my....i felt like this article was written just for me. Very motivational and I too am going to put that list up!!!! Report
This was exactly what I needed to hear this morning. It's a more mellow energy day today, and I wanted to stay in bed. But I got up and did my exercise, now am on step two....reading a motivational article each day. Glad it was this one because it's right on the nose. Report
I so agree with this. I was fortunate enough to learn the easy way. When I first started running, I mapped out a course of 4 miles and put on my shoes and went right to it. Barely a mile in I was exhausted, achy out of breath and miserable. I stopped and there was my husband on his bike with a water bottle. He just said ,you need a drink. and did you really think you could run 4 miles the first time out? We both had a laugh and walked back together. After that it was all slow and steady for me. I just ran a 1/2 marathon and have not been sore or injured. Granted a little luck is involved but I never push myself past what my body tells me to do. I am definitely a slow and steady type of person now. It works for me. Report
JIF272000
I was just feeling discouraged today about how long it is taking me to reach my goals. Thanks for reminding me that consistent and continued effort are the key. Report
Boy, do I appreciate this article. I was in great shape, but I forgot that I had to get there one step at a time. Now I'm starting over and I have to remember those steps it took. It's going to be one day at a time. Report
I agree, though had to learn it the hard way. After starting a running program to do my first ... TRIATHALON... with arthritis and an artificial hip, I completely messed myself up. Now, that I am back on SP, I have started to walk/jog a 20 minute mile instead of going from Couch to 6 min mile with no in between.

HEY EVEN AUDI'S NEED TO WARM UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Report
I like the thought of starting small cause you cant run till you've walkedand you cant walk till youve learned to crawl. so for now im crawling-so to speak haha Report
25%GONE
It's true. I started a learn to run program and I started too fast. I had to stop two weeks in and wait a couple of weeks for my calves to stop being sore before I could re-start. Report

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