Set realistic goals

When beginning an exercise program, set a realistic amount of time you will workout each week. Spend a few minutes each week mapping out your schedule and decide where exercise fits in the best - what days and times. It is also a good idea to decide on a back-up plan for those days when you get off track. The more realistic you are up front, the easier it will be to stay motivated.

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