Plan A: I will exercise at least 1/2 an hour, 5 days a week
Plan B: You exercised 5 days a week…for one week. Pat yourself on the back. Seriously. Because feeling like a failure is the worst way to get back up on the old exercise bike. “Getting fit must be something personal that you want—being able to keep up with your kids, for example, or an activity you’ve fallen in love with—not because someone tells you to do it,” reports Ruth Wolever, Ph.D. Start off with tiny steps that will lead to a bigger change.
Plan A: I will eat more fruits and vegetables
If you’re still shy of at least six servings, use favorite foods to sneak in more. Think pizza, pasta, and smoothies.