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Back to my point, one of the hardest parts about being a real person with a job, errands, dogs, a house etc. is also generating the willpower to eat healthy and exercise. Yes, you've likely heard this rant a thousand times not just on this blog, but from many people in your life. Honestly, the answer comes down to something pretty simple:
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
It all comes down to making time time in your schedule to actually stick to your health goals. No but really, write it down. Put it in your calendar or whatever other tool you use to organize your life. You need to make yourself accountable.
So instead of thinking about this piece of advice or talking about it like I love to do, I decided to actually take my own advice and literally schedule blocks into my calendar to do exercise. It's more than just reserving the time, it's committing to something so you can mentally prepare for it or even look forward to it as a break from your day.
Today on my calendar was a spinning class. In my year at Google I have yet to attend one, so I finally decided, "I'm putting it on my calendar, and sticking to it." Low and behold, at 11:30 I was cycling away and feeling pretty good that I had actually stuck to my fitness goal.
Take some time today to calendar out your workout goals and commit to classes, a run or whatever sounds exciting enough for you not to devise an excuse to not attend.
I prepare because I plan to succeed. :)