We’ve all been there before: lying on the couch with an empty potato chip bag in hand as we declare, “That’s it, I start my workout plan tomorrow,” only for tomorrow to come and the motivation to exercise to vanish. Often, finding that motivation can be harder than finding the remote (you know the one I’m talking about, the one loves to snuggle up deep beneath the couch cushions). While finding the motivation to exercise can be hard, it is not impossible. Throughout my fitness journey, I keep coming back to eight principles that help me stay on track and ready to reach my goals. These eight tips have kept me focused and motivated to continue working out, even when the temptation to quit is at its peak.