One of the best ways to make yourself succeed when it comes to fitness is to get yourself into something of a success spiral. That’s the kind of thing that is going to be difficult for some people in the beginning, but you need to make sure that you’re able to reward yourself for the little victories that you achieve in the beginning.

Don’t think about all of the exercise that you’re going to need to do in order to achieve your health and fitness goals initially. Just think about what you need in order to exercise and achieve your goals now. If you get through a workout routine today, be happy about it. If you get through one on the second day, reward yourself even more. Just keep on doing that, and it’s going to be easier and easier for you to be able to finally achieve what you want when it comes to exercise, or really anything else.

Exercise is just going to keep on getting easier and easier for most people involved if they are able to set aside their doubts and fears. You also need to be able to set aside certain expectations. Exercising every day is an end by itself. Even if it doesn’t change your appearance, if you exercise every day, you’re still improving your health a lot. Try to look at those health improvements as an end, even if you don’t actually get any immediate feedback as a result.

The fact that because you exercise, you’re not going to have to go to the doctor anywhere near as often should be considered its own benefit. Try to think in terms of no news being good news. Try to reward yourself just for getting through your workout routines every day. If you can do that, you really are going to improve your health, even if your body reacts in a different way than you expected otherwise.

People don’t have complete control over how our bodies react to anything. However, we do have some control over what we do. We can decide to exercise every day. We can make ourselves healthier in that regard, even if our bodies are not going to mold themselves according to our expectations. Be happy with what you did today, be proud of yourself for what you did last week, and try to let all of the success spiral out in order to really enjoy the fruits of the long-term health benefits that you’ve managed to achieve as a result.