Seek Out Accountability
True, Mom always warned you about the dangers of peer pressure, but working out is one part of life in which peer pressure can be a real plus.
Even Olympians have days when they just don't feel like exercising. There's nothing wrong with taking a day off here and there, but slacking off whenever you feel like it will seriously hamper your progress. That's where friends step in. Invite some co-workers for regular after-work gym sessions, join a local soccer team or running group, or invite a neighbor along for daily walks through the neighborhood. Knowing that the team will be short a player if you don't show up will motivate you to get out there. You're less likely to cancel a workout if you know your friends will (lovingly) heckle you for it.
What's the one color that shouldn't be associated with your workout style? Click ahead for the answer.