Remember when you were a little boy enjoying your summer break? You didn't wake up in the morning thinking, I've got to get in a good workout today. Instead, you thought, it's time to go out and play!
If you make exercise just one more chore on your to-do list, something you have to suffer through to keep your love handles under control, staying motivated will always be an uphill battle. Pick activities you enjoy, such as regular games of hoops with the guys, and find ways to make boring activities more fun. Make your workouts less like work and more like play, and you'll be more likely to stick to your fitness plan.
No pain, no gain, right? The limit to that rule, next.