Do it because it's good for you! I hated to read when I was a child. I grew up in the 80's, so I was in love with the tv. My Mom tried everything to get me interested in reading. Finally, when I was in the fifth grade I entered into a bet with my parents. The deal was that I had to go an entire year without watching tv and in return I would get $500. That was a lot of money to an 11 year old. The first month was hard, but then Mom started taking me to the library every week. Boredom vanished and I discovered a love for reading that has never disappeared. It is hard to realize that something that is good for you can have such benefits.
Likewise, I did not grow up an athlete. I was the kid on the field entertaining the crowd instead of playing soccer. I hated working out. I grew to tolerate it as an adult, but I still didn't like it, so I didn't do it often. After I was diagnosed with type 1, I came to a startling realization. I could drop my blood sugar by between 50-100 points with an intense hour workout. I know that it is good for me, but I fall off the wagon so easily. I have all of the typical excuses. I am just so tired; I want to spend time with my family; not today, I will go tomorrow. I know that it is something I should be doing. I know it will greatly improve my health. I know that it is the right example to set for my kids. Lets see if I can get up and go in the morning!