I have had a hard time trying to stay motivated as the weather becomes colder daily. I try to keep the same routine, but it sure does get hard with all the competing pressures of life. Sometimes I feel almost as working out is a job. That's when I realize I need to tone down the workouts and make them fun.
This is when I mix it up a bit. Maybe run a different route or ride a different trail. When I'm finished I enjoy all the effort, but lacing up those shoes can be hard some days. If I'm pushed for time, this is when I will try to beat a previous workout's time. It creates a sense of inner competition that motivates me to push my workout as hard as I can.
-Simplify your life and smile today!