Fitness begins with FOOD. You are what you eat- literally. Diets are made to END. Focus on healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime. Fitness starts from the inside, with a healthy diet. Be conscious of the foods you put in your body to get maximum benefit. Healthy eating equals healthy living. Be sure to include foods from the five food groups, fruits, grains, vegetables, protein and dairy, with careful attention to portion size . The USDA recommends the My plate approach, which can be found at www.choosemyplate.gov . Fitness also means taking smart approach to healthy living. Again, check with your physician to make sure that you are healthy enough to begin an exercise program on your journey to fitness. Before beginning to exercise, the important thing to remember is that you must walk before you jog and jog before you run. Be smart about getting started. Over-aggressive training and exercise and lead to injury and more serious health concerns. It's a lifestyle change . Take your time and do it right, at your own pace, on your own terms when you start moving!