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    29 Smart Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

    Prove your haters wrong, hoard your medals, and stop washing your hair. (Plus 26 other awesome tips to get off the couch and go.)

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us how they stay motivated to exercise and how they make it through tough workouts. Check out the awesome tips they shared.

    1. Wash your hair only on days you work out.

    2. Put on your workout clothes.

    3. Write down how you feel after every workout.

    4. Remember why you started.

    5. Ask yourself: "Will I regret skipping this workout?"

    6. Sign up for classes at boutique studios.

    7. Try group fitness.

    8. Get addicted to the post-exercise endorphin rush.

    9. Pretend there's a crowd and it's going wild.

    10. Surround yourself with motivation. / Via

    I hang up motivational pictures on my mirrors, like Kendall Jenner or just good sayings. I also have my goal weight written everywhere — car mirror, refrigerator, calendar, etc. — so it’s a constant reminder to work toward that number. —Gabrielle Capasso

    11. Give yourself micro-challenges.

    12. And give yourself longer-term challenges too.

    13. Work out with people who will cheer you on.

    Having people standing behind me, yelling and jumping up and down when I’m stuck at the bottom of a heavy squat is the best motivator. Because it hypes me up, but also because it means everybody else in the gym looks over to see what’s going on, and fear of failing with that big of an audience makes me at least 20% stronger.Christine Byrne

    14. Listen to audiobooks.

    15. Enjoy the healthy balance of delicious food and enjoyable exercise.

    16. Do it for the pictures.

    17. Use the app Zombies, Run!

    18. Make whatever you do to exercise your favorite thing.

    19. Think about how you're sticking it to your doubters.

    20. Hang out with high-energy kids.

    21. Compete with any/everyone.

    22. Do it for the post-race medal.

    23. Vow to never be last to cross the finish line.

    24. Make it a friend meetup.

    25. Trick yourself into going longer distances.

    26. Tell yourself: "I just have to warm up, then I can go home."

    27. Track your successes.

    28. Think about how much stronger you're getting.

    29. Listen to the voice inside that says, "I can do this!"

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