Thursday, October 8, 2009

Making Exercise a habit

"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us." John Dryden - Getting started on an exercise program is not easy, but if you take small steps to making it a habit, it does become easier. Start out slow and make one easy, simple goal and stick with it until the action becomes a regular habit, then add from there. For example, set a goal that you are going to walk 15 minutes 3 times a week and then do it. As it becomes a regular habit, set a new goal and work towards making that goal a habit while continuing the first goal.

Slow and steady wins the race. Adding too much, too quickly can result in a crash and burn situation. Take your time, exercise should be fun and enjoyable. And it will make your life much easier to deal with.

Here's to being fit, being healthy and being happy!