1. Make Exercise a Priority
Just like you make time for eating and sleeping, you need to make time for exercise. Not only should you put aside specific times, you should keep those times on the same day every week. The body loves habits.
2. Set a Realistic Goal
Don’t make general goals. The more specific you are, the better. “I’ll lose 24 inches by May 10” is much more effective than “I’m going to lose weight”.
3. Keep Track and Measure Everything
You need to keep track of your progress because nothing is more encouraging than seeing the inches start to melt away. And avoid scales, but rather, use a tape measure. While scales have their benefits, they can be highly misleading and very discouraging.
4. Make a Plan and Stick with It
Do your research, set a plan, and and don’t waiver from that plan. You need to know what you’re going to do, so that when you start your scheduled workout, you don’t waste time.
5. Find a Support System
Find a person or group of people to keep you accountable and give you encouragement when you feel like giving up.
6. Start Now
If you put it off today, you’ll put it off tomorrow, and the next day. Start now. Right this moment.