Schedule a competition. Wow – if you plan on a 5K run, you’ll have to train for it. Talk about motivation!
Take selfies. They suggest to do this instead of looking at the scale. Share your progress through pictures.
Set mini-goals monthly. Set up short-term marks to reach throughout the year. It helps to take change in smaller chunks.
Find a partner. It helps to be accountable to someone. Maybe it’s someone to workout with or someone to just offer support and report progress to.
Do an extreme workout. Sometime down the road after you have gotten comfortable with your routine, change it up with one extreme workout a month to make it more interesting – go rock climbing, hike up a mountain, go to a training facility that will help you mix it up.