52 Tiny Changes
You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30
days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time.
Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the
year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!
with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for
a new change and some steps to help you along the way.
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 doing yoga.
has an article on setting up a complete exercise program. It also
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?
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