Figure out why you stopped working out in the first place
Telling yourself you're gonna get back to the gym, and actually finding the motivation to commit, are two different things. To get your ass in gear, Pagan recommends thinking about what got in your way before. "Look back to see why you stopped the last time, and if it’s a simple fix, it’s easy for you not to make that mistake the second time."
Easier said than done, though, so:
Focus on consistency, rather than big results
Whether you're working out to lose those extra pounds, put on muscle, or avoid pooping your pants while attempting a yoga pose, Pagan says the first goal you should set is to simply stick with it.
"The biggest thing, regardless of whatever goal you choose, is gonna be consistency... Pick a goal that has to do with frequency in going to the gym," as opposed to getting Rambo arms.