Way to Go!

Welcome back!  You are here because you said you’ve started to exercise but need help continuing.   I’m so glad you’re here, so let’s build your self-confidence that you can do it!

Let’s review what you’ve done so far:  (Which one applies to you now?)

  • I started moving just this past week
  • It’s been more than a week but I’m struggling to keep it up
  • I’ve been at it for a little while, and so far so good – but a little support would be nice
  • I’m rockin’ this!
  • Share how you’ve been doing in the comments!

What did you do?

  • Stepped it up – walked more
  • I jogged
  • Went to a fitness class
  • Bicycled
  • Swam
  • Lifted Weights (any kind, even cans from the pantry)
  • Share anything else you did in the comments!

What was good about it?

  • Energized
  • Proud of myself
  • It took my mind off things
  • Had fun with someone else
  • I did better than expected
  • It was a boost to my self-confidence
  • The music was great
  • What else was good?

What challenges did you overcome?

  • I was tired but did it anyway
  • My self- confidence was pretty low
  • I was really busy
  • I just didn’t feel like it
  • The weather was awful
  • I didn’t have anything to wear but I made something work
  • My shoes were uncomfortable
  • My exercise buddy wasn’t available
  • Share any other challenges you overcame!

What challenges really got you this week?  What do you need help with?

  • Share them in the comments – we all need support sometimes!

Some things to try this week:

  • Identify a small route to walk when you have a free moment.
  • Set up a time with a friend to get together to do something active.
  • Buy a good pair of athletic shoes, sports bra, or something comfortable to wear.
  • Post your progress worksheet somewhere you will see it through the day as a reminder.
  • Blow the dust off the activity tracker you bought a while back and charge it, then put it on.
  • Sit on the floor while watching tv and do some stretching to say “hello” to your body.
  • Share any of your ideas in the comments!  We’d love to hear more ideas!

Here is your week 1 in review worksheet.

Next up: More review of your progress, and strategies to keep moving and overcome stumbling blocks.

Make sure you use your weekly progress worksheet and come again soon!

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