So, you know when you make the decision to exercise and the moment comes and the "naughty" voice says, "Do it later." and the "good" voice says, "No, you promised."? What do you do to make the "naughty" voice dissapear? How do you get yourself up off the couch when you feel someone put your feet in a bucket of cement?
I would like to say you can turn on a switch on a panel in the back of your head that says, "On." and you will get it done, but I know the only answer is being OBEDIENT.
I teach my kids to do what they say and "Let their yes be yes and their no be no" and yet I have allowed myself to fall short because I am an adult and for some reason it is okay. It wasn't until I caught myself giving the excuses of why I could not do it, that I decided I needed to go sit in the corner for a "time out".
I know my tendency is to resist it, so I made the decision that I was not going to give up unless it was physically impossible to exercise. I started out by setting small goals. Exercising one day a week and then two and then three, etc. until I got to where I wanted to be.
I don't promise more than I can give. (Build up to it and you will more likely follow through). If I say I am going to do it, then I make that Yes a Yes. I don't feel sorry for myself but parent the childlike voices in my head that say "No." and as I would with my own kids, make the final responsible decision.
Have you ever had to give yourself a time out?