Set yourself up for success.

Don’t start with something unreasonable like swimming if you don’t like the water or an intense boot camp when you haven’t exercised in years. Try something you enjoy and will stick to. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Start small without spending too much money. Get a 7-day pass from a gym, try a free online workout or buy a fun exercise DVD.

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  1. [pause] So you want a body like Lolo but you haven’t exercised since Flo Jo was in the Olympics? ~ haha.. I love it!

  2. I’ve always wanted an accountability partner but have found it hard to find one. How have others gone about finding accountability partners?

    • @Angel: You can find one in the gym, if you feel comfortable, but the best way to find one is to ask a friend or family member who you trust and has shown some discipline in other areas of their lives.

  3. I agree with everything except the “buddy system”. Workouts are my private time, collect and dumped negative thoughts ~ no talking or the like. I come off a 10 hour plus shift the last thing I want to do is engage with the outside world. My workouts are a physically active meditation.Secondly the last thing I need in my life is another way to disappointment myself or other, accountability is a novice idea for team work but when I’m doing something for me exclusively its not allowed. What I do for me I do for me.

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