81. Make an Appointment to Exercise and Keep It

Like many people, you’re probably wondering when you’ll find the time to exercise when your days are already jam-packed with job responsibilities, family demands, and other obligations.

It’s true that trying to fit something new, like exercise, into a busy schedule takes some doing.

But it can be done. Here are some pointers to get you started.

  1. Make an appointment to exercise, just as you would schedule any other important obligation, and write it on your calendar.

  2. Choose an exercise or fitness activity that you’ll enjoy, so you’ll look forward to your workout and be less tempted to skip it. (More about that in Tips 88, 89, 90, 91, 92 and 93.)

  3. Look for openings in your schedule you may have overlooked—after the kids leave for school in the morning, before dinner, or during lunch hours you normally spend with friends or business colleagues.

  4. And one more thing: Don’t give up if you occasionally have to skip your workout because of a cold, bad weather, or emergencies. Perfect attendance isn’t important.

Chapter 3
  1. Get Fit, Stay Fit