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Avoid Starting an Unrealistic Workout Schedule...

A lot of us get very ambitious when it comes to embarking on a new fitness program. We say, "Starting this week I am going to workout everyday for at least an hour. And I am going to do some yoga. And I am going to cook healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners from now on."

You go girl, but what about those two kids at home, the 9-5 job and didn't you want to make everyone's Christmas presents by hand this year?

Here is the thing: I am all for ambitions however, when it comes to working out, most of us need to start slow and work our way up to a full fitness routine. Start with a few days a week and as your body (and your schedule) adjusts, add another day. This way you decrease your chances of burning out due to not being able to fit it in. If you're working with a personal trainer, fill her in on your current schedule so that she can formulate a plan that will fit into your life, not take it over -- A good personal trainer will realize this is a necessity for adherence.

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