8 Ways to Stay Motivated to Workout

If you want to feel healthy all year long, a high level of motivation is necessary. Not only will it help you get the most out of your workouts once you're at the gym, but it's what gets you there in the first place week after week.

During the fall and winter months, however, motivation lags for most people. The days get colder, shorter and darker, and the last thing you want to be doing is waking up early in freezing temperatures to go for a run or hitting up the gym after a dreary day of work.

Though your motivation will naturally change over time, they key is to find what really makes you tick when it comes to fitness, since that's how you stay on track—regardless of your energy levels that week. You have to always re-evaluate why you want to train so hard and why you want to improve. Your "why" is more important than anything.

Here are some tips to help you stay incredibly motivated to reach your fitness and sport performance goals, no matter what season it is.

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