Starting Small (Thursday Thoughts)

Start small.

We’re bombarded with information these days.

There’s no shortage of research, facts, opinions, articles, videos, groups, etc etc etc.

So when we’re attempting to try something new – begin a new habit, possibly – it’s easy to get caught up in the trap of paralysis by analysis.

There will always be more information on a subject out there.

But, do you really need ALL the information to get started?


Start small.

Maybe you’re ready to start eating healthier, whether it be to lose weight or enter that first 5k you’ve been talking about for a few years.

You find some articles about the best water to drink – you know, because tap isn’t healthy anymore, alkaline might be better, and there’s a debate whether you should drink it ice cold (to promote calorie burn during the “warming” up of it) or at room temperature (because it’s possibly absorbed better by the body).

Then you better find out how much you should be drinking, because some say eight glasses per day, others say a gallon, and someone else told you about dividing your bodyweight in half and having that many ounces.

It’s hot out, too, so you better bump that number by 10% due to the heat and natural perspiration. Adding lemon slices and some electrolytes also helps with replenishment on these hot days, so don’t forget that.

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Start with one glass of whatever you typically drink.

Start small.

And let’s not get started on the perfect workout program…

We could go on and on.

Start small.

Tie up your shoes and walk to the end of the block and back.

Add one serving of vegetables to your supper this evening.

Set the book on your nightstand so it’s within arm’s reach when you crawl into bed.

Open the word document and write one sentence.

Write your to-do’s on a piece of paper, so they’re not swimming around in your mind all day.

Send one text to a friend you haven’t caught up with in a while.

Not all of these things.

Start with one.

Start small.


“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start in order to be great.”

Need some help with what direction to take regarding your health, fitness and nutrition?

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