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I work off of an appointment schedule each day. My last appointment of the day is at the gym. I would not miss an appointment with one of my patients so why would I allow myself to miss my own appointment?
I am the first one up in the morning. I get up an hour early, eat a little snack with some water and then work out.... that is my time and the family respects that. I have been doing it for over 16 years...plus, you have it out of the way for the rest of the day!
I often spend hours sitting behind a desk. I will set my phone to chime every hour and remind me to get up and stretch, move and even do a few jumping jacks. I find that at the end of the day, if I will get up and move at least once every hour I don't feel near as "worn out" at the end of the day
When you find an activity you love, it helps you turn it into a healthy habit. I fell in love with bellydance and Anusara yoga. Instead of my life revolving around sedentary things, my life started to revolve around my activities.
In order to get my butt out of bed and onto my elliptical in the morning, I select a TV show I've been wanting to watch with hour long episodes, I buy the DVD for the show, and I only allow myself to watch the series when I'm on my elliptical. Works best with shows that end with cliffhangers! :)
In order to stay accountable for my running, I registered for a race and told everyone I knew about it! I knew I would not want to let myself down and have to tell everyone that I couldn't complete the race because I couldn't commit to the training.