Beginning an Exercise Program
Q: I’m the worst when it’s about beginning an exercise program. What should I do?
A: Don’t worry, you are not alone! There are several stages to beginning an exercise program:
- Pre-contemplative – thinking about exercising.
- Contemplative – Thinking about what you will do.
- Planning – Deciding what type of exercise you will do.
- Action – Doing it.
- Maintenance – Continuing your exercise program as a habit.
It sounds like you have gotten through the precontemplative and contemplative stage. Now it’s time to hire a personal trainer for a few sessions to develop your plan. Then you can implement your program (action) and you will be on your way to a stronger healthier body!