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1)  Commit to Make It a Habit


fitness habit scheduleThe experts say that it takes 21 to 28 days to build a habit.  So that means that if you can stick out the first 3 to 4 weeks of your new exercise program, it’ll become like second nature…a seamless part of your lifestyle!  So when you first start your new program, rather than focusing only on weight loss goals, make a single goal: commit to stick with your exercise program for one month, no matter what.

To do this, schedule a consistent time each day for your workout.   Working out at the same time each day will make exercise become a true habit.  On rest days, use this same scheduled time to care for your body.  You can do some light stretching, get a massage or manicure, read some articles about health and fitness or plan the week’s healthy meals.