Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Before and After: An Obliger Figures Out How To Exercise Regularly

February 6th, 2015

Episode 33 of 372 episodes

Have I mentioned that I have a book coming out, about habits? Oh right, I may have mentioned it. Yes, indeed, my book Better Than Before comes out March 17. So close and yet so far! Somehow the fact that it’s now “February” instead of “January” makes my publication date seem much, much closer. The way publishing works these days, pre-orders give a big boost to a book. If you’re inclined to buy the book, pre-ordering is a big help to me. Order info here. Occasionally, I post an interesting before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit. I love to hear people’s stories about habit change. We can all learn from each other. If you’d like to share your story, contact me here. This week’s story comes from someone who wants to remain anonymous. “Between myand my husband’s full-time jobs, work travel, and 2 young kids,I’ve often felt I had verylimited time to exercise in the last few years. My favorite form of exercise is to run or hike outdoors with a good friend. I happily trained for and ran several marathons with friends before having kids. For the longest time ...

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