The hardest part of embarking on a journey of fitness is the motivation that gets the body moving and the heart pumping. Once one finds the key motivation, the journey not only begins but continues along with consistency.

motivated by james bondSome work out to look better to others or FOR others.

Some work out because of doctor’s orders.

Others, like me, work out to compete with themselves, to push themselves beyond their own perceived disciplines and limits.

That all being said, I have to admit that I will use James Bond as a motivator. Since I wear the Bond clothes, I figured I didn’t want to look like Orson Wells in them but rather closer to Daniel Craig.

Will I ever hit that echelon? Probably not; but that goal and bar is raised enough that I am continually striving for that mark.

In addition, part of the motivation is immersing myself in the Bond essence which includes listening to Bond thumping soundtracks during workouts. I can’t tell you how many times I have used the SKyFall soundtrack to lift weights and really gun it when I hear the tracks called “She’s Mine” and “Breadcrumbs”.

So, what do you do to keep motivated and disciplined in your workout regiment?