Beginning or getting back to an exercise routine involves more than just scheduling your workouts and joining a gym. Exercise should be incorporated into your daily routine like eating, sleeping, and taking your morning shower. It shouldn’t be something you do only when you want to drop a few extra pounds or prepare for a 5K race. Sticking with your goals requires a few mental tricks to help keep you moving, focused, and motivated. The information below may help you stay on course when your motivation starts to waiver. Remember, the result is worth the effort.