One novice wants to know where to begin. Whether you work out daily or you're a complete beginner, Bob says it's important to determine your fitness level first. He recommends purchasing a pedometer to see how much you're currently moving around, and then boost your activity in the following simple ways:
- Park farther from your destination.
- If it's a short drive, consider walking instead.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Get your workouts done in the morning.
Another caller says her biggest struggle is in the self-esteem department, and looks to Bob for inspiration. Appreciating that nothing happens overnight, Bob recommends setting small goals and taking it one day at a time until you begin to feel a greater sense of self-worth. "Until you realize you're deserving of whatever it is you're willing to work towards, that's when you make a difference, that's when the life starts to change, and that's where you start creating this positive cycle of motivation, as opposed to the opposite," he says.