t's all about the steps. There are steps we take in our lives to become happier, more successful, better versions of ourselves. They can be big or small, daring or simple. Some feel like tremendous leaps, others seem more like a drag through the mud. But no matter the size of the step, hopefully it serves to advance us forward.
When you start a fitness program, I encourage you to count every step. From the steps you literally take in a day that burn calories and get your blood flowing, to the steps you take by saying no to an extra slice of pizza or drink at the bar. The most important step is deciding to be better, to care about yourself, your health, how you look and how you feel. Don't get caught up in whether you took as many steps as the person next to you, ask whether to you took as many steps as you reasonably could today. And if you didn't, throw on your shoes and take a lap around the block. If you think you could have pushed a bit more in your workout, get down and hold a sixty second plank. It may not do much for you today, but it will make you think harder about slacking off the next time. And that's a big step in the right direction. Talk to people in your life about the fitness journey you've decided to embark on. Allow them to act as a support team for you and hold you accountable for achieiving your goals. Hold yourself accountable for moving in the right direction, but never for moving at someone else's pace. So get up, lace up and get out there. Fitness is a marathon, and the secret to winning is simple: