Most people look at adopting a fitness regimen as a life-altering event that is going to take lots of time and require major changes. We can easily imagine the results we want and the next thing you know we've entered a 12 week challenge at work or at the gym. Unfortunately, this type of thinking can be really intimidating. When we're scared we freeze up, and what sounded like a great idea gets abandoned before we even start.
Instead of making lots of big, all-encompassing changes at once, try making small adjustments a little bit at a time. I've found that the most successful approach to a fitness program is to start by thinking, "What's the one thing that I can do today that will improve my health?"