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1) Grab a journal or notebook and write down everything you want to achieve in vivid detail. How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What would you like to fit into? etc.
Reread this vivid description at least once a day. By keeping in mind end result, you’ll be highly motivated to push yourself further.
2) Start exercising and make notes on every workout session that you do. How long did you go? What was your perceived exertion? How many miles did you cover?
3) Review your workout session notes every week and then add something a little bit more challenging to next week’s workout.
For example, if your average exercise time last week was 20 minutes – up your average time to 30 minutes. If your perceived exertion was 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 then up it to 7. Make these little adjustments every week and you will be progressing leaps and bounds towards your fitness goals!
Plus inspiration you get from charting your progress will keep you going long after that initial momentum is fizzling out.
By following these steps and using fall momentum to inspire you, starting a treadmill exercise program becomes both exciting AND easy. Learn to use momentum to your advantage and you’ll achieve more than you ever dreamed possible!
Kathryn O'Neill is chief editor for Treadmill Review, a consumer oriented website focusing on the home treadmill market.
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