It can be hard to maintain a regular exercise regime with the commitments of work, family and friends. There always seems to be some urgent (but not necessarily that important) job or task that has to be done now! With mobile phones, email, twitter and other social media, it is no wonder that exercise and taking care of your own well-being is often way down the list.
Firstly, somehow, your own well-being has to be placed high on your list of priorities as a non-negotiable. This can be made easier by considering what it is that you love to do and including it in your schedule.
I was recently on a ski lift in Queenstown, New Zealand chatting to one of a group of local women who meet one morning each week during the ski season to go skiing. I firstly thought what a luxury but then thought it was just a matter of making the commitment and placing it in the schedule. The part of the world you live in will obviously influence what you can logistically do but consider what you love to do. Instead of meeting your friends for coffee, try meeting up to play a game of tennis or squash, or simply go for a walk. Get involved in a sport or join a dance class. If you have children and they play sport, get involved with helping the coach at practice (or even be the coach). Get the whole family involved and have a regular trip to the local park or beach each weekend.
If you can arrange to do your favourite activity with a friend or group of friends, then better still. You will find that if you really enjoy the activity, you are less likely to skip your session and if you are meeting someone to do that activity with, then you are far less likely to miss the session.
Find what it is you love to do and do it! You will find it will help keep you fit, healthy and lose weight without even realising.