This is an index of all my posts on the popular topic "Induced Exercise." I will be placing it on the sidebar to the right.
Exercise, induced and otherwise (#1): In which I define the term "induced exercise."
Gluttony is different from sloth (#2): You know the analogy that "gluttony is to overeating as sloth is to not enough exercise"? It doesn't really work.
Forget moderation and embrace the unnatural (#3): Knock yourself off balance, on purpose.
Needs (#4). Let's be realistic: The amount of exercise that a lot of parents, especially mothers, settle for is not enough to meet their needs.
Not self-indulgence but sacrifice (#5). Three ways we rationalize not exercising by pretending it would be a self-indulgence; and why it can actually be a sacrifice to prioritize your own health.
Exercise in the service of your vocation (#6.) But what if exercise seems like a self-indulgence, not because you rationalize it, but because you really do have so many other priorities? First, consider whether you can put exercise at the top of your priority list in service to your vocation. Second, consider whether you can embrace the necessary commitment as a sacrifice, spending the time you've borrowed from your family as well as you can.
Priorities: What are they? (#7) What does it mean to have personal exercise at the top of your priority list?
How I learned to prioritize induced exercise (#8). It started by prioritizing somebody else's.
Motivation (#9). Whatever other reasons you have, don't exercise to lose weight.
Use your imagination (#10). Imagine a person who's just like you---except that she gets regular exercise. How does she do it?
Lay Down the TARP (#11). My inane mnemonic for the four parts of an exercise plan: Time slot, Activity, Route, and People. These are broken down into posts that treat each in detail:
Learning to juggle (#12). The T in TARP stands for time slot. How much time do you need to set aside, and how can you fit it in? I suggest beginning with either five minutes every day, or with two full-length sessions a week.
Become an athlete (#13) and The athlete's attitude (#14). The A in TARP stands for the Activity you will choose. Choose an activity that will help you form an identity as an athlete, whether it's as an individual, as a player of a sport, as a beginner working on fundamentals, an athlete in rehabilitation, or a cross-trainer.
- And here are some other self-images besides "athlete" that you might find helpful.
Place and path (#15). The R in TARP stands for your Route, the path along which you exercise.
Making sure your people are taken care of (#16). The fourth part, the P in TARP, is for People. If you're to really focus and gain the benefits of psychological flow (here is a side note about flow), you have to be confident that someone else is watching out for your responsibilities, if only for the length of your workout. And the plan for this has to be built in from the beginning.
Some exercise plans (#18). Drawn from life and the combox and reader email.
Backup plans and transition plans (#19). These are deviations from your "regular" plan. Also, how to design a backup plan to keep you from missing a workout when your normal plans fall through; an intr
Transition Plans (#20). Having a plan to carry you from one "season" to another, whether the seasons are artificial or natural, climate-based or life-change-based.