2. Take Hostages
What do you truly enjoy after a long, arduous week—is it a pedicure, a massage, a candle lit dinner, a new book, or perhaps a glass of wine or a beer (that last one is totally me). So take a few of your favorite things and don’t be afraid to hold them hostage…unless you do a full week of workouts.
Using a hostage situation to entice you to exercise really works, according to a study published in Health Psychology. The study suggests focusing on an exercise “trigger” that will make you more prone to follow through with your workout. Your Friday runs could be complete with an after party at your favorite cocktail lounge.