Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Formula for Starting and Keeping an Exercise Routine

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Start small.  Be consistent. Same time every day. No exceptions.

Exercise for at least some completely do-able minimum number of minutes of your choosing. Make the number of minutes so small you have no excuse not to: 15 minutes.

Or... Work out until you run completely out of breath three times.  This means you are so winded you have to take a break to continue.

Will power? You don't need it. There's nothing to fight through here if you remove the hurdles.  Make a consistent schedule and make it small and manageable.  Then you can do anything.

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