How to Stick With an Exercise Program
Exercise for yourself, not someone else. Your motivation must come from within.
Don't do too much, too soon. Set realistic goals. Start with a low-intensity, balanced program that you perform three days a week.
Make exercise convenient. Exercise close to work or home.
Work out with family or friends. You'll be less prone to skip your workouts.
Choose enjoyable, varied activities that you can alternate throughout the week.
Challenge yourself. Compete with yourself to attain your own personal best.
Reward yourself. Give yourself a non-food treat -- such as a day of pampering or tickets to a professional ball game for achieving a goal.