Diet, exercise and willpower

Who knew that will power, or self-regulation, was finite? I sure didn’t. But it makes sense. And clearly it is relevant to exercise and nutrition. Maybe we’re just trying to regulate too much. Maybe this is an argument for only trying to make one big change in your life at a time, versus trying to fix all of our vices at once.

Workouts are more fun when you succeed

But here’s the secret that can hook even these weirdos who don’t love working out: Making progress is awesome. And when you work out for a while – usually it only takes a few weeks – you make progress. And hopefully you realize that you’re only on the first few steps of a long path filled with a lot of progress. And that means lots of feel good moments in your future.