Step 1: Have a Plan

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An important factor in beginning an exercise program is to start with small steps!  If you are currently not active at all and you decide your goal is to run a 5K race, that’s a big step!  Instead, your first goal should be to get moving!  Start by running around the block.  Then decide how many times a week you would be able to run around the block.  Once you are consistently running around the block numerous times a week then you can increase your distance.  A mistake most people make when first starting out with a goal or resolution is starting out too big.  By making smaller changes at first and then being consistent with those smaller changes you are much more likely to be successful!  Plan on your own success!!  Don’t put too much on yourself that you fail.
Have a plan; think about what you honestly will do, when you will do it, and how often you are likely to do it.  Take a day of the week…I like Sunday….and plan your week.  Write your plan into your calendar just like you would a doctor appointment.  Plan your food for the week.  Make sure you have good healthy food choices available.  Plan for your success!!  I do a lot of interior painting.  One thing I have learned about painting is the better you prep, the nicer the paint looks when you are done.  You have to carefully tape your borders, sand any rough spots on the wall, fill in nail holes, etc…  The better the prep or plan the better the end result!  You plan for many things in your life, you plan for your education, you plan for your vacation, you plan for your retirement, PLAN FOR YOUR HEALTH!  After all, you want to be able to use your education, enjoy your vacation and be active in your retirement.

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