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  • Carol Michaels

Maintaining an Exercise Program

*Write down all the reasons maintain an exercise program: more energy, better mood, improved energy, feel better, etc.

*Schedule your exercise in the morning and make that your priority before you start your day. That is a strategy that works for many of my clients. If you leave it for later in the day something might come up to interfere with your program.

*A good approach is to have an exercise friend. You will both reinforce each other and you will be accountable to each other.

*Make sure your exercise program is fun. Exercising with friends builds a social camaraderie. Group exercise classes provide friendship and support and motivate you to stick to a program.

*It is a good idea to set goals. Some people derive great satisfaction in setting and then achieving goals. You can record your daily progress. This can be done with charts and graphs. Use charts to record your progress and reward achievements. You will feel good about yourself when you achieve your goals. You should keep in mind that just like everyone else, you will have good and bad days so you should be able to adapt.

Keep as active as possible, be safe and have fun.

If you would like to participate in small group training for motivation and accountability, contact me at

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