iStock_000004624156_LargeCreating a workout schedule that’s more routine than random is fairly difficult, if no motivation is involved. However, we’ve provided a few excellent tips to help one keep their “eye on the prize” and hold a lasting workout routine for years to come. Here’s a look at some excellent motivators that will place your fitness routine at the top of your “to do” list.

Reward Yourself

Rewarding yourself for a job well done creates a significant impact on how often you work out. Watching a television show or indulging in a healthy snack will help you accomplish two difficult tasks at once as it provides you with a purpose – and reward – after a job well done. This makes a routine of working out before watching bookmarked titles on Netflix completely guilt free.

Getting Paid

If working out didn’t provide enough benefits alone, programs have been developed that pay fellow fitness advocates sticking to a solid routine. Apps such as Pact offer a pool of fellow fitness types that have a desired goal to work towards. If a workout session is missed, money is taken from your pool. However, if you meet your schedule and reach your goal, you’ll receive monetary compensation as well.

Maintain A Positive Mindset

Keeping a positive mindset will work wonders in regards to keeping you motivated. The best way to go about this process is by noticing your obstacle and creating a plan to overcome it. Excellent examples are:

  • Are you too tired to work out after work? Try running in the morning before work.
  • Don’t want to run alone? Try finding a workout partner or get a dog to run along with you.

Burning fat and gaining muscle may not be easy, but finding a burning desire for a healthier lifestyle is easier than you think.