Sign up for a distance race

That is, one that's at least 500 kilometres away.

The extra incentive of paying for airfare and a hotel room will add to your motivation to follow your training plan, says Carolyn Ross-Toren, Chairwoman of the Mayor's Fitness Council in the US.

Jan 4, 2013

Ten ways to stick to a workout

Fading motivation is the enemy of every great weight-loss plan. Here's how to stick to your new fitness goals