Ease back into your exercise routine with both short and long term goals. Measurable goals are very effective. Completing 45 minutes of physical activity 4 to 5 days a week is something you can easily track and achieve. It’s an attainable short-term goal. Your long term goal could be a 10-pound weight loss. The two work hand in hand. If you achieve the small goal, you will inevitably get to the bigger one.