Motivation to Work Out All Year Long

| by Fit Bottomed Girls

Credit: Carolyn Coles

When you first start a new fitness routine, you are energized and your motivation levels are at an all-time high. But over time, that motivation begins to wane and what used to seem easy to do (popping in that workout DVD, heading out for a walk or getting to the gym) is now like pulling teeth. Can you relate?

While eating right and cutting excess calories can help you lose weight, working out is an integral part to making sure that you maintain lean muscle mass, flood your body with those important feel-good endorphins, and improve your overall cardiovascular health. Regular exercise can also help you lose weight because it burns calories and fat.

So, if you’re thinking of skipping a few workouts—don’t! Just follow these motivational tips to keep your body moving today, tomorrow, next month—and beyond! —Jenn