Workout Strategies to Stay Motivated

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When it comes to your workout, consider it part of your daily schedule. It should be penned -- not penciled -- in. Your workout shouldn't revolve around what's on television or what housework needs to be done. Set your workout time in stone so you'll be less likely to blow it off. You may feel overwhelmed at the notion of working out. However, once you've completed your routine, you'll be even more energetic to tackle the other things you need to get done.

It's also important to set a goal for exercise. Start small so that you don't get overwhelmed. Maybe it's increasing your miles per hour on the treadmill or the time spent on the elliptical machine. Have a goal in mind so that once you achieve that goal, you can keep progressing. Once you achieve what you've put your mind to, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment that will keep you taking that next step.

While you are working out, find something that will compel you to achieve your goal. Whether it is the thought of what you will have for dinner that night or rock music on your MP3 player, inspiration is priceless.

Besides a specific scheduled time, other small things can help benefit your physical health greatly.