Eating less and eating better are the two easier component of the dieting for me. Despite my usual compulsion to eat, I tend to have an easy time curbing how much I eat and what I eat. I tend to drop right into that.
The most difficult task I face is actually exercising. It’s not that I dislike physical exercise, I just don’t like the time it takes out of my day. I spend that time thinking about what that time could better be spent doing. I could be writing, reading, cleaning, catching up with friends, anything other than wasting my time just running or doing yoga or whatever activity I have chosen. Thing is, if I got that time back from exercising I seriously doubt I would actually write, read, or clean. Chances are that time would go towards watching TV.
So the question is how do I motivate myself? Do I wait for it to come? Do I force myself to work out anyway? Do I set up rewards for myself? What do others do to change their way of thinking? Any thoughts?