8. Outsmart your exercise excuse
. A routine you'll actually stick with has to have elements that appeal to you. If you love being outdoors, try hiking or walking somewhere inspiring - a beach, a park, a historic neighborhood. You also need to assess what motivates you. If you get competitive and push yourself more when you're around others, join a gym, take a class, or play a sport like tennis or softball. If you're good at finding reasons to skip a session, make a commitment to do something with friends, so you can't back out without letting everyone down.
I do enjoy exercise, but I will bail every chance I get. I do much better at a gym than at home. I have also started taking my gym clothes with me and changing at work and going straight to the gym even though I pass my house on the way. If I walk through that front door, it is not likely that I will walk back out. I also enrolled Jacob in swimming, so at least twice a week I am there with 40 minutes to kill.