1. Write it down.
Runners are known for recording their workouts for training, this is probably why I started recording my workouts(once upon a time I started training for the NYC marathon but got injured). Writing down what you have accomplished is very rewarding-it helps you see your progress. I suggest creating a calender on your computer or getting a paper monthly calender so you can see your progress and overall what you could be working on. I like the monthly view so it is clearly visible what days have been filled with activity.
This cute calender is found here and is a free printable!
This does not have to be complicated. There is so much going on in the fitness industry, it can be extremely intimidating, just find something you enjoy doing! I've been working out for years and I usually just observe the trends, and don't participate. My personal workouts are 2-3 days at the gym and 1 yoga class on the weekend. I simply have it in my head that I am going to the gym and I (insert #3)... If you don't know what to do and that's stopping you from creating a routine, try walking or jogging. Try googling some simple strength moves to add to your routine to get your muscles burning!
3. Just do it.
Genius marketing Nike and I agree with this whole heatedly. While committing to #2(unless your injured or ill of course!) don't create any excuses-just go and get the work out done. If you're thinking about skipping out, don't-unless you have a valid reason. Or if you don't feel like doing that particular planned work out, think of something that you would like to do and create a modified day.
4. Find a workout buddy or a source of motivation.
On a regular basis, I personally prefer to workout solo. From time to time, I do join groups or friends to mix it up. It's really rewarding to have someone to spend time with while you work out and to help stimulate some motivation(and maybe some competition!). For me, there are a few blogs I read and I also touch base with loved ones regarding workouts. It can be fun to talk about routines to get new ideas. I love the Tone it Up girls. If I'm feeling extremely bored with exercises I read their blog or watch some videos for new moves! Find something that makes you want to work out: find a workout buddy, create a mood board, or have a source you go to for workout inspiration.
What do you do to stay motivated to work out? Do you have a workout buddy?