One of the easiest parts of starting an exercise program is deciding to do it. Usually, there’s something inspiring you to make a change: Maybe you tried on a pair of jeans that were too tight or there’s an upcoming event—a reunion, wedding, or party—where you’re going to see people you haven’t seen in a while.
Whatever it is, you’re motivated, you’re excited, and the fantasy of a new you is enough to inspire you. It’s the getting started part that can be tricky. Here’s how to harness that energy to get started and follow through with making your goal a reality.
Planning and preparation are important when you’re getting started with exercise, but to be successful, you also need momentum—and the more you can create, the easier it is to stay motivated.1
The best way to build and maintain momentum is with action. While it’s great to ponder your weight-loss goals and general fitness goals, simply focusing on your commitment to exercise and finding success in the workout itself can help motivate you to keep at it. There’s something to be said for just doing it—before too much contemplation drains your energy.
But before you jump right in, there are a few things you should do to prepare.
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