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

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."

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



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