One thing I learned early in my martial arts training and I have also heard this several times from many motivational speakers is that you have to write your goals down. If you do not write them down they are nothing more then a wish. I took this idea and ran with it. I now have a firm belief that if you don't write something down then your chances of doing it are less then if you do write it down. I know this is true for me. But lets apply this logic to your workout schedule. Lets first talk about your regular schedule which involves: home stuff, work, kids, activities, ...... Any person with a hectic life I hope has seen the benefit of writing out a schedule to manage their time better and if your like me it works. Now lets factor your workout into this. If you don't write it down in your " schedule" what are the odds that you will remember? How many times have we forgotten about a doctors appointment? Or a meeting at school? If you have a busy life/schedule then something like this would be easy to overlook. But if you write it down in your schedule and you check that every morning, then your good :) I personally also like to set a reminder on my phone so I get that as well. I don't do that with EVERYTHING, but when it is something out of the ordinary or a special event that is not all the time I will set a reminder on my phone. But if you do this with your workout routine and sit down and write down your times in your schedule then you are committed. In your mind you feel like its on the schedule I have to go. This is very helpful after the holidays. Not everyone is super excited to go back and workout after all that turkey. But if you workout is part of your schedule then you have no choice :) Think about this and I hope you try it and find it helpful.