Keeping your fitness goals in mind may help you stay motivated. Do you want to increase your energy? Improve your sleep? Lose some weight? Sculpt your arms and legs? Ease low back or joint pain? Write these down. You may also want to keep a fitness journal. Write down what you did during each workout. Record how long you worked out and how you felt during and after each session. Tracking your efforts this way helps you see the progress you are making toward your goals.

Make sure to talk with your doctor before starting any new exercise routine.