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Try making a work out schedule that you post on your refrigerator or desk. Make your time or distances specific so you know what to prepare and look forward to. However, just like we get prep time at school to refocus and catch up with grading papers, planning, etc. your body needs the same. Schedule rest days! I like to treat myself on Fridays so that I can look forward to it! I always try to have my longer runs/workouts on the weekend when I have more time to do them, and I can really focus and treat my body right.
Here is an example of a template you could use, but it's nothing fancy! I am obviously not training for a marathon here, but it keeps me active, and my body healthy. And if you are wondering...you DO get to cross of those rest days too!! Your body NEEDS some rest to recuperate. You are doing something purposeful when you have a rest day, so cross it off, and be proud!!
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Leave me comments about other things you do to commit yourself to your workouts, or any questions you may have. I'm no expert, but I've done a lot of it!