How to Stay Consistent with Your Training

I’ve been coaching and training for a long time. And I hate to tell you there is no quick fix, no magic workout, and nothing you can do today that will yield results tomorrow. Results take time. Weeks. Months. Real-time, not Instagram time. And the only way to truly reach your goals is consistency with your fitness plan and your nutrition.

Today, I wanted to share tried and true tips that work for me and my clients and can work for you too on the fitness front. (We will tackle nutrition in another post.)

  1. Work out in the morning before work or before you have to get your kiddos out the door. Life has a funny way of interrupting your plans and unless you are extremely dedicated and disciplined, those afternoon or evening workouts will be done only about 50% of the time. And I’m being very generous with that stat.
    • Pro Tip! If the thought of working out in the morning makes your stomach turn, aim for just a 5 or 10-minute walk or stretch. It’s ok to ease into your new schedule.
  2. Plan your workouts for the week or month ahead by writing them down or entering them into your calendar or planner. Set reminders. Consider this time SACRED. You schedule doctor’s appointments, hair appointments, Hell, you even have to schedule an appointment for an oil change. Are you any less important than the mechanic at Oil Changers? Are your health and mental well-being any less important than getting your roots done? Those were rhetorical, BTW.
    • Pro Tip! If you are trying to get started on a workout program find a buddy or join a class or program either in person or online.
  3. Have a Plan B. If you can’t get to class, what will you do? When the snow falls or the rain is driving hard, what will you do? If you hit snooze one (or three) too many times, what will you do?
    • Pro Tip! Some exercise is better than no exercise and it’s not for the physical benefits. Sticking to your habit of exercising or moving your body is more important than what you do. So if the boot-camp class didn’t happen, do some form of movement for 5 or 10 minutes. Even stretching counts.
  4. Show Up Every Day. Keep getting up early, scheduling your workouts, and working your back-up plan.

It’s simple, but not easy. And don’t forget to reward yourself for small “wins” along the way!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

P.S. If you are not seeing the results you desire or are ready to get started on a fitness program, I’m here to help. You can reach me at

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