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If I am going to watch TV, I do it while exercising. I have some shows I tape during the week and watch them, fast forwarding through the commercials, when I ride on my stationary bike, or walk/run on the treadmill. This allows me to get a workout in and watch shows instead of being a couch potato.
I usually work out in the afternoon, so I track my work out in the Fitness Tracker when I log on to SparkPeople first thing in the morning. It keeps me accountable for doing my work out even on the days when it's the last thing I want to do. Plus it's motivation to see how many calories I'll burn.
I have arthritis and have had surgery on one knee and to help the pain I exercise even if it hurts because later the pain goes away and I feel better. I don't necessarily advise with all pain but for arthritis it helps a lot. A bicycle helps a lot and is less stressful
It takes time to make exercise into a habit. Make it an important time of your day and stick to it. Don't let anything get into the way. People know that I am a fitness buff, but it didn't happen over night.