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Links We Love: Fitting Fitness Into Your Life

If you're anything like us, your fitness resolutions very quickly crashed and burned (if they, er, were even made in the first place). We're busy people, and planning out a regular fitness routine can feel like more effort than the actual workout itself.

To help out everyone looking to fit more exercise into their lives, we've gathered the best articles from around the web on finding, sticking to, and enjoying your workout routine.

  • No good workout routine can happen without the right music. So put on these pump-up tunes before you even begin convincing yourself to go to the gym. (Girls Gone Strong)
  • Start with these basic tips for how to start exercising, and actually keep it up. (HuffPost Healthy Living)
  • Coming up with excuses for not getting yourself moving? Use this flowchart to test whether you should work out today. (Hint: all avenues point to yes!) (Mother Fitness)
  • Even the busiest gal can get some exercise into her day—especially with these ideas for mini workouts for your commute, your coffee break, and at your desk. (Gaiam Life)
  • More of the yoga type? You can incorporate your practice into your day, too! (Daily Cup of Yoga)
  • Once you've made it to the gym, you'll want to maximize your workout. Try these little 100-calorie boosters to make your regular workout work for you even more. (Refinery29)
  • Make sure these common workout mistakes aren't making your routine harder than it needs to be. (Greatist)
  • At the end of the day, it's about motivating yourself to make the time and follow through. Start with these tips for getting yourself going on your brand new workout plan. (FitSugar)
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