1. Challenge yourself and avoid boredom. At home, you won't have the variety of equipment and classes that are available at a gym. So surf the Internet and browse fitness magazines to check out new workouts and make sure you're exercising correctly.
2. Schedule your workouts. Look at a planner and write out your exercise appointments a week in advance. If something comes up and you have to change one, reschedule it immediately.
3. Use a journal to track your progress and jot down any breakthroughs you may have. When you have a bad day, write that down, too, to help you to find patterns you can break. For example, you may find an egg-white omelet gets you through your morning workout better than a bowl of cereal.
4. Set goals, like training for a race or losing 20 pounds. Goals should be something you can't do right now, but you know is within your reach. Give yourself mini-rewards along the way: a new pair of sneakers, or those workout tights you've been eyeing.
5.Make exercise as integral to your life as sleeping and eating. You have to think of it as a lifestyle change. It doesn't end. Get out of the mind frame that exercise is something you're only going to do for a period of time.