Schedule daily fitness activities, so that it becomes habitual behavior. Make sure your day is full of activities that require being physically active so you can take advantage of every opportunity you have to lose weight. Consider doing some sort of physical activity during any down time you may have. Be certain you have good shoes for your workout. The best time to shop for shoes is at night, when your feet are at their largest. You know a shoe fits you properly when the space between your big toe and the shoe measures half an inch. If you can’t wiggle your toes inside, the shoes are too small. Over-training reduces the effectiveness of exercise, so make sure you aren’t doing it. You can accomplish this by measuring your pulse immediately after you wake up the day after a workout.