My Tips for Staying Motivated and Consistent 

This morning could not have been more perfect. For one, the weather was amazing. Partly cloudy, slightly humid, 60 degrees = perfect running weather. I felt like I was in San Diego.

Also, (great news) I felt very little pain in my knee when I got up this morning! Ice baths do wonders. I’m going to keep icing it for a few days just to be sure the pain is long gone.

There was a lot of thinking going on during my run (as there always is). That’s the great thing about running. It gives you a chance to reflect on life. I know, cheesy, but for real!

This is what I was thinking about:

A lot of people ask me how I do it. How I stay motivated to get up at 5am to run almost every morning , go to the gym 5 days a week, and still manage to do well in school.

I have to admit, sometimes I don’t even know how I manage to keep up with my workout routine. But, I always think of my goals, and then I remember why I do everything that I do. Fitness is my lifestyle, and I love it!

Here are three things that keep me motivated and consistent.

1. Gotta have goals.

If you have something to work towards (a purpose) in your workout routine, then you’re more likely to stay consistent. Whether it be a race, weight loss, or just to getting stronger in general, goals help keep us accountable. For me, my upcoming races serve as my motivation to run every morning, and BodyPump instructor training gives me a purpose to go to the gym.


2. Gotta stay organized.

This is a big one, especially with school. I have to be sure to stay extremely organized with all of my assignments and due dates. I make sure to budget my time accordingly so I still have enough time to make it to the gym. Time management is huge! Do what you have to do in order to set aside time for your workouts!


3. Gotta take care of yourself.

With all of the exercise I do, it’s so important to take care of myself. I have to make sure to stretch, ice, foam roll, get enough rest, and eat right! All of these things work together to keep me energized and injury free. Nothing kills your workout motivation more than constant fatigue or injury. Take care of that body! It’s your only one, after all!

I always make a point to fuel properly. Food is very important to me 🙂 Here is last night’s dinner: Balsamic chicken, baked yam w/ almond butter, and a salad. Still drooling over it.

 Good luck to you all in accomplishing your fitness goals!! I’m cheering you on!

How about you?

  • How do you stay motivated in your workout routine?
  • What are some of your fitness goals (both short and long term)?
  • Tell me something random about your day!
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11 thoughts on “My Tips for Staying Motivated and Consistent 

  1. Short term goal is to loose 50 lbs by May 16th.
    Long term goal is to loose an additional 25 lbs on top of my 50lbs and enroll in the bodycombat instructor training 🙂
    I like that you said take care of yourself. For those constantly working out I think we forget to take it easy some days. Thanks for this great post.

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    1. It is so important to take care of yourself! If not, you risk injury, and that only sets back your goals!!

      You have an amazing goal! I’m doing the BodyPump instructor training this June, and I’m totally psyched! Best of luck to you 🙂

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  2. Having a plan does wonders for my motivation. That being said:

    Short term: Finish a 4-week trainings plan for jogging beginners.
    Long term: Maybe one day enjoy aforementioned activity.
    Jogging is something that doesn’t come to me naturally and I hated it in school. However, I envy people who enjoy it because it is so simple and comparatively cheap. I thought I’d give the beginners’ plan a go as that’s actually an approach I’ve never tried.

    Today’s day three of my plan. 🙂

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  3. Couldn’t agree more with you on these.! My main two that you mentioned are Making time, and taking care of yourself. If I don’t go to sleep early, well than my 5 am run doesn’t feel too good. (like today) so I know I have to do what’s best to keep going. and making time, couldn’t agree more with that, people always ask how I do it also. and well, because I make it a priority. That’s why.
    I was never so disciplined and motivated at your age though.! you’re awesome.!

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