I find the trick to getting out and exercising is to do it with the least amount of self-talk possible beforehand.
That means being prepared: having the clothes ready, having the bag ready for the pool, or the iPod for the run, or whatever. Because, if I’m not ready… I stall. And think. And talk myself in and out of it. Usually out of it.
I’m not quite as bad about that as I used to be because I’ve come to treasure that time to myself. But it still helps me to just make it as easy for myself as possible.
No excuses. I know myself and I develop little tricks like these to deal with my weaknesses.
What about you? What little tricks to do you do to get yourself going?