Let’s face it, there is something compelling when we schedule something on our calendar. We are more apt to follow through and keep a commitment that is on our calendar than one that is not.
It always helps me personally to proactively plan my exercise in the future by committing it to my calendar. If you use a paper calendar, pencil it in. If you use an electronic/phone calendar, then schedule it and you will have an automatic reminder.
I hate to work out, you might also but we know our #diabetes will thank us for getting out the door and into some activity, right?
There is something about human nature that simply makes this work. Let’s make it work on our behalf to help us manage our #diabetes better.
Thank you Mr Calendar!
(Author’s note: I have published a book for diabetics who hate to exercise, ’42 Ways to Motivate the Sedentary Diabetic to Actually Exercise’ … written primarily for my always inactive self … click HERE to purchase on Amazon, purchase and give away to friends and family who need it … purchase and send to your local diabetes society for distribution and if you cannot afford it, let me know)
We are here to help you explode your inertia and get you off the couch to actually exercise! (and your #diabetes numbers will thank you)
Believe it or not, studies have shown that if you keep an exercise journal daily, this by itself will give you motivation to get out the front door.
Studies have also shown that as you record your obstacles, challenges, dead zones as well as your successes, you will exercise at a more consistent pace than the person who does not do this.
As I have alluded to before, the toughest step to take in any exercise program is the first step. Any advantage that we can get on our side to get us exercising and keep us exercising, we should take and embrace it enthusiastically.
This really, REALLY helps me. Seriously. It REALLY helps me!
So go buy a small notebook that you can write in and start today. If you have an iPhone, droid etc that you can keep a journal on, by all means do that!
The manner of journaling does not matter… that you do it is the only thing that does matter.
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I have always found books to be very motivational in helping me do anything. A great way to help you overcome your resistance to exercise and activity is to always keep a book on hand that is motivational regarding exercise. Read more
Believe it or not, studies have shown that if you keep an exercise journal daily, this by itself will give you motivation to get out the front door. Studies have also shown that as you record your obstacles, challenges, dead zones as well as your successes, you will exercise at a more consistent pace than the person who does not do this. Read more