9. Embrace the next level. Don’t balk at super-challenging workouts. They’re tough for a reason: They work. When Ramsay asked actor Cheyenne Jackson which exercise he dreaded most, he said burpees. “So I put him on a 30-minute burpee routine, five times a week,” Ramsay says. “In 6 weeks, he was a different man.”
10. Challenge yourself. Step it up. Work out 5 minutes longer. Raise the incline level on your treadmill. Go for a few extra repetitions. It makes a difference. “We should always be pushing ourselves,” Ramsay says. But if it feels too intense or you don’t have enough breath to hold a conversation, slow down.