I enjoy reading about what other people carry around with them in their work bags, especially other people in tech who can do their thing "anywhere." Here's what I carry with me most of the time:
I really don't enjoy exercising for the sake of exercise. In my ideal world, my daily activities in the course of making a living and living my life would be sufficiently physically active that I didn't need to add on artificial periods of activity. Friends, I am far from living in my ideal world: much of making a living currently involves sitting in front of a computer, and fetching dinner is a trip to the grocery or a restaurant, not traipsing across the countryside on the hunt. And so for now, I mostly have to choose between artificial exercising or not being physically healthy enough.
For the last three months, I've been able to hold together a three-times weekly workout routine without interruption, except for one week off. It includes running, biking and weight-lifting for around 45 minutes each time. This kind of consistency is rare for me; as seasons change or scheduling gets tricky, I've usually found excuses (sometimes as simple as "I don't wanna!") that lead to deferring a session which then leads to ending my routine altogether.
Three kinds of things have helped me stick with it:
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