Any fitness trainer will tell you that the most important asset in the gym, on the field or wherever you workout is motivation. The will, the drive, the oomph, the zeal to get up and go – and not just to go, to go hard. If you do not have that you won’t exercise.
Motivation isn’t just critical during your work-out, to press farther or run longer. It is also critical before. In fact, recently published research proves that you can predict how much you will work out, based on how motivated you are by the idea.