It’s not always easy to find time to exercise. We’re also often willing to replace working out with almost anything else that becomes available. Sleep, dinner with friends, a good movie, even washing the car probably beats exercise when it comes to what you’d rather be doing.
That means we have to work hard to make exercise a priority. Actually putting your workouts on your calendar can help. It forces you and your family to recognize that exercising is a task you need to complete without scheduling so much that you can’t fit in time for your health. When you’re making plans and see that the calendar has your Pilates class scheduled, you’ll remember to postpone your lunch date. Of course, there are times when you’re going to miss a class or a workout for a momentous occasion that doesn’t happen every day. But for your regular routine, having exercise on your calendar gives that time as much significance as a meeting, picking up the kids, or making dinner.
Try it. It never hurts to see what type of trick will work for you.