Make a "friendly" bet

Challenge your nemesis - that idea-stealing co-worker or a non-mowing neighbour - to a contest. The first to drop 10 kilograms, run a 10-minute kilometre or bench press 110kg wins.

The key: "Make sure it's someone you don't particularly like," advises sports scientist and Men's Health exercise adviser Michael Mejia. (It's okay if your rival thinks you're best friends.)

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