When every dollar constitutes a step closer to being able to get a pedicure or a couple of hours at a day spa, you'll be motivated to work out more.
Stop rewarding yourself with cheat day, and celebrate big milestones by buying yourself something you'd normally consider out of your budget.
There is nothing like eye candy to make you run faster, work out harder and look better than a sizzling-hot personal trainer who literally sets your gym gear on fire.
Every day, your daily exercise routine will be a surprise. On a handful of Popsicle sticks, write a selection of exercises with reps. For example: 30 squats, swim 10 laps or 25 minutes of horizontal jogging. Be sure to throw in one or two rest days and sticks with "treat yourself to a massage." Remember, no cheating — you'll spoil the spontaneity.
Essential oils have long been used to energize and motivate. Citrus or peppermint oil rubbed on the body can be a great mood enhancer, giving you the get-up-and-go you need to drag yourself out of bed.
Get pics of yourself in your fat pants to document your progress. Sometimes seeing the results for yourself is the best motivator.
Having someone you're accountable to is a great way to keep your exercise motivation, encourage you and keep you honest. Even when you don't feel like working out, they'll be the person outside your door at 5:30 a.m. reminding you that unless you're puking or dead, there's no excuse to not exercise.
If you're the type of girl who wouldn't run even if her life depended on it, hates walking and refuses to be seen on a bike, then you need to find something else you enjoy doing, whether it's kick-boxing, swimming or shop-a-thons.
Scare yourself into a regular exercise routine with a triple chin selfie. Once you've snapped the most hideous selfie imaginable, stick it to the fridge as a reminder of what you will look like if you don't go for that walk or do those extra ab crunches.
Ask your partner or kids to hide the key and not reveal its location until you've done your daily workout.
Pick the one place you've always dreamed of going to but never had the chance. Book the trip to coincide with achieving your ultimate weight loss goal. Don't forget to pack your bikini.
Don't think about it. Pay for it, sign up, and let being pushed to your limits be your motivation.
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