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14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine

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#13 - Wallow in YOur Greatness -- too often we focus on what we cannot or did not do, motivation to continue is greater when we focus on our accomplishments. Report
I have recently incorporated daily walks into my routine. I decided to put myself first on my list of priorities. I am hoping that this shows up on the scale. If not, I plan to build my exercise little by little until it does show up. Report
#14; I want to experience this! I have a friend who already knows what it's about! I want to go THERE! :-) Report
Fantastic article.

I especially loved #13. Wallow in your greatness. All too often I find myself not appreciating the effort I have put in to achieve results. Report
SUSANDREW1
Awesome article, with great suggestions! Especially the first one! New life, new memories, and new body with a whole new out look! Report
LOVE #8! Gotta have a goal to work towards! Report
LOVE #8! Gotta have a goal to work towards! Report
Great No-Nonsense suggestions! Report
Great! We often think that we have to be perfect when we start... it's great to see that the most important thing is to start! Report
I love the idea of just showing up at the gym. Just do it. Go for it! Report
great article but i work overnight and i can't find a good time to exercise. When i come home go to bed , weak up at 1:30 , go pick up my daughter and before you know it the day is over .Any idea
Thx Report
I LOVE this article! I specially agree with "Just show up. 98% of life is showing up." Report
"You wouldn’t cancel an appointment, why would you cancel on yourself? Aren’t you important too?...NO, I'm not, and that's how I found SparkPeople.
Put the pain in perspective. ...What’s the big deal? ...torn ligaments, sprains, and chronic joint problems that are leading from no-big-deal-pain to injury
It’s never too late to be that healthy person you might have been. "...This statement does not make sense. Might have been can not be recovered into the present. Report
JENNY12481
OMG!! # 1 hit too close to home. I have been beating myself up for too long for allowing myself to become what I am. I am glad to see it in writing that I need to throw away the images I have of myself from highschool and start over and accept myself for what I am today. Report
I especially liked the "be better than you were". I can always compete against myself! Report

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