Do Activities You Actually Like
Seems obvious, but think about all the times you've found yourself zoning out on the treadmill or checking your watch after each set of weights. If you don't feel engaged, look for a new workout. When you're not feeling excited or challenged, you get bored, and it's unlikely you'll stick with the activity very long, says Steve Orma, Ph.D., a San Francisco clinical psychologist specializing in motivation. Unless your goals are very specific, you can probably accomplish them with any number of workout routines, so find one that leaves you fired up and challenged.