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FreshStart Check-In: Progress! And Kristi Yamaguchi's Goals, Much Like Ours

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Skater Kristi Yamaguchi takes a jump
Skater Kristi Yamaguchi takes a jump

"I always try to start out with some type of goal," she said, "whether it's to learn a new jump when I competed, or these days just to do some type of activity three to four times a week. Then I work backward and think of what I need to do to get there, and give myself smaller goals that are more immediate. For example, I'd practice the new jump 20 to 30 times a session, or organize my schedule to fit in the workouts.
"Even if it's only 30 minutes," she added, "it's better than nothing. When I do make time to exercise, working out to motivating music always helps — whatever gives you a bounce in your feet. When you don't feel like working out, think about your desired end result and hopefully that motivates you."

This program aired on May 9, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.


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