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Getting started. If you are dealing with a health issue, you may find that you struggle at one time or another. You’re not alone. Making changes in how you care for your health is a matter of trying and learning. It’s all about choosing a goal that’s right for you and working toward it.

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Example: I don’t have the time to do what I need to do, such as exercising. I often feel guilty.
Example: I know that exercise can help me lose some weight.
Example: I don’t have time to exercise.
Example: I can try to find some time in my day to get out for a walk.
 
Example: I want to see if I can work up to getting 30 minutes of walking in a day, at least 5 days out of the week.
 
Example: I’ll start by walking for ten minutes at lunch time.
Example: I need to take walking shoes to work. I also need to choose a good time to walk and put it on my calendar.
Example: Being too busy. Also, in bad weather, I won’t want to walk outside. I can walk inside instead.
Example: It might take a little time before I see any weight loss, but I might enjoy my walks and find that I have more energy.
Example: If I stick with my plans this week, I’ll watch a movie.
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