If you find yourself in a situation like this, it sure is tempting to tell yourself, "I can’t possibly commit to start exercising right now. When things get better/I get less busy/I don’t feel this pain—THEN I’ll try to exercise regularly." Well, I’ve got news for you: There is NEVER a perfect time, there is ALWAYS something that will come up, or something that will seem more enticing to be doing than working out. Even when all is going well, that is the time when people feel like rewarding themselves with ONLY pleasurable activities to make up for all that they’ve been going through in life.
The truth is, however, that you’re only hurting yourself when you don’t MAKE the time and PUT FORTH the effort to exercise. Everything in life becomes easier and more enjoyable when you’re in shape. For the small investment of exercising a few hours a week (which most people can make simply by cutting back a little bit on TV time, or dining out, or something like that) you will GAIN energy, productivity, and the ability to experience more joy every day—and you become a good role model and inspiration to those around you! It will so much easier to get motivated to exercise once this energy begins to soar. And when those around you become more fit, too, life will be much better.