I started a new workout regiment where I pretty much work out 5 days a week for about 2-2.5 hours at a time. Some may call this overkill.... insane.... out of control. I call it being a bad ass.
How do I do workout this much?
I took "I Can't" out of my vocabulary and pushed myself to try new things - like hiking old rag mountain (you can ask my dad - I hated this as a kid), circuit training, doing lunges with 45 lb weights in each hand, practically running on the stairmaster (948 calories an hour). Things that if you told me I would do them 2 months ago I would have laughed in your face.
I reward myself. My version of a reward? fro yo....mmmmm. My workout partner's version of a reward? Getting to jump into Zumba for a song or two in the middle of our circuit.
I got over it. You can make all the excuses you want, but at the end of the day - you just do it. I had to tell myself "Get comfortable with being uncomfortable" - this translates to doing all kinds of things you don't want to do at the gym: staying longer, doing 2 group fitness classes in a row, lifting more weight, increasing the incline on the treadmill... Doing the bare minimum will not cut it if you want results.