This is a really great post. I'd just like to add three points:
Originally Posted by Ripped
1.) Stick to the routine. Don't make excuses. Did you work late? That's not an excuse to skip the gym. I guess that means you'll be eating a later dinner. Don't worry, you can DVR The Walking Dead and watch it later! I do a Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday split. Sometimes life happens and I can't make Monday. Well, now it's a Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday split. I always get my workouts in.
2.) Develop a routine you love doing. Shoulder presses are great, but if you hate going to the gym to do them, you'll eventually quit. I love going to the gym, and I love my routine. I look forward to it all day! Some days, it's the highlight of the day. Love what you do and you'll love the results you get. Find movements that are fun and challenge you.
3.) Get to the gym! Sometimes, I know, you just don't feel like going. I find the hardest part about working out is just getting there. I joined a gym on the way home from work. I never have to go out of my way to get there. Once you get inside the doors, the rest is easy.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.