Excuses, Distractions, Criticisms:
You have to make the time. The committed. There aren't any excuses! Anyone can carve out 30 minutes a day for fitness. Get off the computer, turn off the tv (unless it's a workout tape), and put the phone down. Make.The.Time!
Social support makes it easier to establish the fitness habit. Make new friends who share similar fitness goals and you'll probably find refuge in the "fit" world while you gain strength, courage, and security in yourself.
At times you may not progress as fast as you expected. Americans are traditionally hyperactive and impatient. We want results and we want them now!
Correctly planted, the "fitness seed" will survive periods of moisture and drought; The rain, wind, snow, and heat. Just when it seems to be drying up, it will spring to life, rejuventated, and propel you further down the road.
Beginners who don't put pressure on themselves seem to have an easier time staying with a fitness program. Simply start with a walk / jog 30-40 minutes every other day and you'll find yourself gently swept along in a pattern of relaxation and a good feeling. Your workout will start to become a special time for you!
As you progress, your strength and security grows. Watch yourself change from the inside, out. Your body will start cleaning itself up, establishing muscle tone, circulating blood and oxygen more vigorously. One day you become addicted and you move into the next phase....
Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.