Time for a little mind experiment. Lets imagine for a minute that you could hire someone to work out for you. They do all the work, you don’t even have to see them do it, but you would receive all the benefits. That means that you would lose the weight, rid yourself of the threat of diabetes, heart disease etc, look and feel younger and more athletic. If this were possible in the real world, and you had to pay him for only 3 or 4 hours per week, how much per hour do you think he could charge you? How much is all that worth? $50 per hour? $100 per hour? If you consider your “return on investment” that is all that you get for your money, even this is a paltry figure.
Can you really put a price on your health, your energy, your physical capacity and your self image? I think he should be paid hundreds of dollars per hour, after all it takes only a few hours per week
I’m sure you know where I’m going with all this. Motivation is the key element in any undertaking to improve our outlook. All the plans in the world are useless unless implemented. Next time you decide to put off your round of exercise, think of it in monetary terms. How much per hour did you value it? Do you really want to pass that up?