I have a fitness center at work, there are several ladies that workout everyday. I've made friends with them, and although they can't make me go all the time, they drag me to a heck of a lot more classes then I'd do on my own. I also have a friend who works out regularly, she calls me everytime she works out to brag about her accomplishments, I immediately feel lazy, and make time to do something that day.
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My friend and I take turns making interval workout challenges for each other for the week. We do the workouts on our own, but check in with each other. There's nothing like knowing your friend is completing the workouts to keep you motivated.....I certainly don't want to be the one who phones it in first! We check in with each other which keeps us accountable.
I've found the best time to decide if I'm going to exercise is about 20 minutes into a routine! When I don't feel like getting started, I have a good, firm talk with myself, and head out (or start the DVD). Sure enough, in 15 or 20 minutes, I'm feeling great and wanting to continue!
Making a commitment to work out with a friend provides two people the needed inspiration:)
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