'I always thought that humanity was animal-like. The Confucian theory was that Man can be improved. I’m not sure he can be, but he can be trained, he can be disciplined. I’m not sure you can actually change the character of a man but you can discipline him and make him, you make a left-hander write with his right hand but you can’t really change his natural born instincts to use his left hand.'

Lee Kuan Yew

Temptation is inevitable. To skip training, to skip that quick bike-ride, meal-prep, binge on netflix, order a dessert. Even the most motivated, driven soul will find it hard to not be tempted. Sometimes it makes sense to give in. Other times, it helps to fight temptation. 

The simplest way is to create an environment that sets you up to make better choices. Putting away devices early. A gym close to home you actually enjoy training at with workout buddies. A quick protein snack before your actual meal. The little things you can do to ensure even if motivation wanes and discipline fails, your environment can help you prevail.

Shape your environment