Progress indicators for introducing a fitness routine into your lifestyle are;
Improving your sleep pattern.
Thinking more clearly.
Having more energy.
Realizing your muscles aren't screaming after you have helped a friend move furniture.
Seeing your resting heart rate drop over time.
Hearing your doctor congratulate you on improved cholesterol, blood pressure, bone density, triglycerides, and blood sugars.
Try these following tips to see if they help YOU!
Make exercise a priority- Always try and find that spare hour for a class or a gym session. Instead of making the gym a choir make it a habit.
Commit your visit with another person- Not wanting to be the one to let a friend down when your meeting them for a class or a gym session can make a big difference to your motivation to go!
Exercise first thing in the morning- This sets you up for the day and allows you to enjoy your evenings with loved ones.
Or exercise on your way home from work– Once you get home from work you start to relax for the night which makes going back out to the gym that much harder!
Exercise even when you're "too tired."- Chances are you'll feel better after exercising. It energizes us. You breathe deeply, and your body makes better use of the oxygen exchange. You'll get an exercise-induced euphoria during the activity and for some time after. ANYTHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING!
Log your activity- Write down the things that are important to you. It could be how much time you exercise each day, how many steps you walked, how far you ran or cycled, what you weighed, etc.
Be aware of all the indicators of progress- It's great when your clothes fit better and you can lift heavier weights or work out longer without getting exhausted.