If you are thinking about joining a gym to motivate you to lose weight and be healthier in 2018 (and want some insight into this decision from yours truly), read this awesome article written by Whitney Akers. 

Hint: Internal motivators are more powerful than external motivators. Get real with yourself about what you want, why and how much you want it, and what you are and are not willing to do to achieve it.  Don't judge your answers.  Instead, use them to create a realistic and attainable action plan to tackle those goals.  Boom.  Mic drop.