1. Start with small goals
Set small goals throughout the month and allow yourself to build on them as you become more comfortable with increased movement. Good micro fitness goals will allow you to focus on one goal at a time and position yourself for success.
2. Set reminders throughout the day
Setting a reminder on the hour to get up and move is a great way to add steps throughout your day. Try setting a goal of how many steps you’ll take each time you stand. Don’t forget that the steps you take while walking in place also count!
3. Don’t wait to celebrate
Celebrating the effort can help keep you motivated, especially on those days when reaching goals is more difficult. Remember, it’s not all about the end result but about the journey getting there.
4. Replace excuses with options
If you find yourself making excuses, see if you can compromise and find another option. Instead of saying “I’m too tired for a big workout”, you could to say instead, "I have enough energy for a short walk."
5. Know yourself, and if you don’t, get to know yourself
Picking the right time of day to add movement can be a game changer. Some people are early risers and eager to get moving, while others find that a midday or evening workout makes more sense for them. Listen to your body and try to work with it, not against it.