How to Start Your Fitness Goals this Weekend

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It’s now clear about the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle and how being a couch potato can be harmful to your health. Why not get some exercise? There are a few great ways you can get started on your fitness goals this weekend.

People put off scheduling regular exercise for various reasons, but a major factor getting in the way of an active lifestyle is time. More often then not, it’s the excuse: you don’t have time to hit the gym, you don’t have time to jump on the treadmill, or all your time is spent on work and family.

Well, time is running out for you to get going on your achievable New Year’s Resolutions. Here are a few good resources for making time for fitness this weekend:

  • Finding time to workout can be a challenge. So, here’s ten minutes. The Real Simple website has a solution, an effective home-based workout you can perform in only ten minutes. And, to save you a little more time, they offer a great exercise gear checklist for everything you need to get started.
  • Procrastination can hijack even the best exercise plans. Here’s a great article on the lies we tell ourselves to avoid our fitness goals, from the website Fit Hacks.
  • What is your body Capable of? A series of beginner’s exercise tips from the blog Dumb Little Man offers advice for those developing a simple fitness routine.
  • Creating positive habits in your life is the best way to move toward your goals. Here’s a classic and inspirational post on building successful habits from the Zen Habits blog.

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Jeff Doubek Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek writes useful tips on goal setting and getting tasks done each week in the Day-Timer Blog. Contact Jeff at

2 thoughts on “How to Start Your Fitness Goals this Weekend

  1. I’m notorious for fizzling on my fitness goals (I love my vices too much).

    This year I have one that’s been working–I weigh myself every morning and write it down in my planner. That’s all I do.

    Its such a small commitment that I know I can do it for the full year, and having that running record has already made me more mindful of snacks and portions.

    1. That’s a great tip, Ryan. Keeping a daily routine that includes your day planner provides additional motivation for keeping your fitness goals. Once you get going you won’t want to break the chain of days in a row that you’ve kept your commitment.

      Thanks for commenting!

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