Schedule your weekly exercise routine and consider it an appointment. With 3 kids and a full time job, my biggest excuse was always "No Time". Scheduling exercise helped me plan my weekly routine and hold myself accountable.
This works especially well when you schedule your exercise appointment with a friend or enroll in a scheduled class.
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Schedule an appointment to do a task you've been putting off
Instead of cluttering up your mind thinking about something, maybe even beating yourself up for procrastinating, schedule a time to do the task. Mark it on your calendar! Treat it as if you would a doctor's appointment. Prepare and show up!
I'm always on time for appointments and scheduled events, but for a while, I would allow myself to skip exercise. So, now I make an appointment, and schedule myself a time to do what I need to do! A planned activity and time can be much more effective than a "I'll do some exercise today" vision.
The SparkPeople planner is handy if you're near your computer - you can get an email reminder. And you even get a spark point when you make an appointment. Win/win!
I read in a recent article that it was a good idea to schedule in an appointment with yourself for each day you plan to do exercise. I find this a really good idea because I seldom miss appointments. I am going to follow this policy and see if it makes it easier to get in my exercise each day. This let's me know the importance. Has anyone tried this yet?
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