1.Make it YOUR goal - not someone else's expectation of you. In order to succeed, YOU have to be convinced that this is something you really want to do.
2.Create a plan. Take the time and effort to figure out HOW you'll succeed. Certified personal trainers and credible books and articles are your best sources of help here.
3.Expect failure…and then get over it. Life happens an...d you WILL have setbacks. Just get back on your feet as soon as possible.
4.Get support: Get a workout buddy or trainer; and tell your family and friends about your goal-they will encourage you and help you stay on track.
5.Break your main goal into smaller steps and focus on those day to day steps.