We all exercise for different reasons, but research shows if you work out to feel better, you're more likely to stay motivated than if you just work out to look better. There are three motivation types, visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Visual types are driven by appearance, auditory types by compliments and kinesthetic types concentrate on well being. The most successful exercisers fall into the kinesthetic category. A primary motivator for people who work out regularly is that they feel better, something that registers right away versus an aesthetic improvement that can take weeks to see. Focus on how exercise makes you feel better.