52 Tiny Changes Archive
Change is so huge, so big, so time-consuming. It is much
easier to keep the status quo.
Does it have to be that way? How about if we change just
a little at a time? We are not remaking your whole life
at once. If you do one tiny change a week, by the end of
the year you will have a better, more vibrant life. Another
positive is with small changes, you have a much better chance
at keeping your new habits.
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Tiny Change #6 : Start
an exercise program for 15 min. a day
If you want to be more energetic, lose weight,
and be healthy-exercise is a must. It can also be fun too.
The most important thing to do when you
start an exercise program is to make it a habit. Exercise
every day or 6 times a week even if it is only 15 minutes.
The exercise habit is the first thing to establish.
Your exercise program should include aerobic,
strength and flexibility exercises. Ask yourself what you
liked to do when you were a kid. Did you love to bike, take
walks, roller-skate, play tennis, dance, ski or swim? Take
up some of your favorite childhood physical activities.
For strength training all you need to pick
up are a few weights. I have 5lb., 8lb. and 10 lb. weights.
If you are just starting, a video
is the easiest way to learn weight training. Then you can
get different moves from magazines like Fitness and Self
or books. Pilates
is another strength training exercise program without weights.
Most videos will have a stretching segment
at the end. You can also gain flexiblity and strength by
has an article on setting up a complete exercise program.
It also has Workout
Center for various exercise routines.
To stay motivated it helps to check in with
a partner, group or coach. You can also log your exercise
in a notebook or put stars on your calendar each time you
exercise. Reward yourself with a book or a couple hours
alone when you exercise for a whole week and other milestones.
will you do this week to begin your exercise program?
you can do this on your own? E-coaching
can help you with that.
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