Prioritize Your Health
Making fitness a priority seem impossible, considering the demands of family, work and social obligations. Make time for it. If you’re really committed to getting in shape, you’ll have to put fitness much higher on your to-do list.
Write your workout appointments in your fitness planner the same way you would treat a meeting or lunch date. Ask friends and family to hold you accountable in case you slip up Use whatever method is necessary to motivate you to make fitness first and foremost in your mind.
You might be worried you won’t have enough time or be able to devote enough attention to other priorities. You may even feel guilty that you’re putting your health before the demands of others. While this is a common concern, you might be pleasantly surprised at how a fitness plan can enhance other aspects of your life. Bond with your friends and family and ask them to join you in healthy, outdoor activities, like hiking, cycling, basketball or roller skating. Getting in shape can help in the office, too. Frequent exercise will keep you mentally alert, increasing your productivity. As your appearance improves, so will your posture, which will have a strong impact on the way bosses and peers see you.
Don’t think of your fitness routine as taking time from other activities. Think of it as enhancing the rest of your life.