Six Tips to Keep Up Your Exercise Motivation

The next time you start to slide with your exercise program, 
stop! On again off again exercise will never get you the 
results you want. Instead, use these six tips to stay on track 
and achieve and achieve your desired fitness goals:

1.Don’t beat yourself up if you miss a workout. Life is full of 
challenges and unexpected obstacles. Setbacks happen. 
Don’t let a couple of missed workouts turn into two months of 

2.Take a break. A plateau, burnout or lack of motivation might 
be your body asking for a break. Take an occasional break 
from your regular exercise routine for a few days or so, 
keeping active with some low intensity activities like walking 
or riding a beach cruiser.

3.Write it down. Does it ever seem like you’re not getting 
anywhere? Monitor your program to adjust your regime as 
necessary. Writing it down also lets you measure the 
improvements you’ve made over time, which is good to 
review during times of waning motivation.

4.Treat yourself to technology. Tools like heart rate monitors 
and calorie trackers make exercise more fun and let you see 
instantly the results of your efforts.

5.Club it. If you like to bike, run, swim or dance, join a club. 
The social component makes it fun while the group can 
provide accountability and motivation to stay on track.

6.See the whole picture. Focus on all the benefits of exercise, 
like how a good workout makes you feel or the decrease in 
your cholesterol level. The more benefits you can identify 
the more motivated you are to exercise, even at times when 
you don’t feel like it.

Heather Moreno is a CPA escapee who followed her 
passion for fitness. She is certified by the American 
College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on 
Exercise. Heather is president of PeopleFit USA‚Ķ 
getting you fit in 20 minutes a week over the phone. If 
working out isn’t working out for you or you’ve tried 
your last diet, visit Is your 
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