The title of my post is easier said than done. Let's focus this subject matter on fitness. You are disenchanted with your fitness level and decide to do something about it. It's been awhile since you've addressed this and you go full steam ahead. Does spending hours at the gym, become extremely sore, tired and not seeing results describe what happens next? Typically you quit. Why? Because you don't have time to spend hours at the gym, becoming extremely sore tends to bring on injury and most likely you will quit before you get the results you were wanting. Prior to jumping in with both feet we often make promises and start doing things without completely thinking them through. Our temporary enthusiasm is high at the beginning but when the enthusiasm wanes, so does our desire to follow through. What is the answer? I'd like to believe it's in your template to success. Rome wasn't built in a day and neither is the inner athlete hiding inside of you. Make a plan. One that includes your fitness goals and what time and training it will take to achieve them. Will you need outside help or are you educated enough to make this happen on your own. There are several variables in meeting your fitness goals. That's where working with a certified professional can hep you. Note the word certified. Don't be afraid to ask to see credentials from the people you are seeking help from! Note all credentials should be current national certifications. Start slow, work hard and smart. Following good nutritional guidlines is also key. It took a while for you to get 'out of shape' and it will also take a while to get back into shape. There are no quick fixes. With self-discipline and perseverance we can achieve anything. Work hard, finish what you start and be a winner!