I always find that this simple phrase is so effective at moving my wheels forward, especially when I start working on a project that I know is going to be a huge undertaking. A lot of times, the hardest part of starting something new is Day 1. The beginning. This couldn't be more true for fitness. Maybe you haven't exercised in years...or ever...and you know what? It's okay. You have a right to fitness just as much as the winners of the crossfit games, Boston marathon, and Olympics do. Just begin. And because big things in life often come from seemingly small beginnings, don't measure your success by the number of reps, distance, or time that you exercise. Measure it by:
1) The amount of effort it took you to get dressed in Lycra, spandex, or other sweat wicking material.
2) The courage it takes to roll up into the parking lot of a gym that can seem really scary (but really isn't).
3) The gusto it takes to breeze through those front doors and try something new. By committing the time to take care of your health, you've already won. Keep it up.