<div class="paragraph">When I first start working with clients, they often come to me overwhelmed and confused as to how to reach their goals.<br><br>Whether it's losing weight, improving energy levels, gaining lean muscle, or bettering their overall diet, many people believe there is some <em>secret </em>formula out there to better health. <br><br>There's really no secret, I promise. </div> <div><div class="wsite-image wsite-image-border-none " style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;margin-left:0;margin-right:0;text-align:center"> <a> <img src="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/inverted-row_orig.jpg" alt="Picture" style="width:auto;max-width:100%"></a> <div style="display:block;font-size:90%"></div> </div></div> <div class="paragraph">Through my online<a target="_blank" href="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/summitfit-boot-camp.html"> <font color="#c23b3b">boot camps</font></a>, <font color="#a82e2e"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/nutrition.html"><font color="#a82e2e">VIP coaching program</font></a>,</font> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/fitness.html"><font color="#a82e2e">1-on-1 personal training</font></a>, I get the privilege of working with some amazing women who are motivated to make changes in their habits and overall lifestyles. <br><br>The trend I've noticed my clients who are the most successful at reaching their goals and maintaining lasting healthy lifestyles do two things consistently no matter what life throws at them. <br><br><u><strong>They Prioritize Healthy Living<br></strong></u>This might sound obvious, but the <em>biggest </em>reason you don't get something done that you want to get done is because it's simply not a priority. <br><br>For example, my clients who schedule the workouts I create for them in their calendar, get their fitness done. If you want to build lean muscle + burn fat at the same time, you must be making movement, specifically strength training, a part of your weekly routine. <br><br>If they work outside of the home, have small children, or tend to be on the go a lot, meal prepping on Sundays is something they also schedule and make happen. Grilling chicken or fish, baking sweet potatoes, cooking whole grains in bulk, making <a href="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/blog/mason-jar-salads" target="_blank"><font color="#a82e2e">mason jar salads</font></a>, etc just are a few of the things they spend an hour doing on Sunday. You will be really happy when you have healthy meals ready to pull out of the refrigerator each day of the week. <br><br><u><strong>They Maintain a Positive Mindset<br></strong></u>Again, another rather obvious thing to do, but how many people set health goals in January and never follow through with them long-term.<br><br>"I'm never going to lose this weight."<br><br>"I've tried exercise before, it didn't work."<br><br>"Eating healthy is too much work and not fun."<br><br>"My body will never look good."<br><br>You name it. The continual cycle of negative self talk will land you in a place of feeling defeated and eventually you will quit. Not because you couldn't make those changes and reach your goals, but because you talked yourself out of something good because it felt hard or worthless in the moment. <br><br>I can tell my clients to eat more of this, get off the couch, spend more time outside, practical stress-reducing habits, but if they are constantly down on themselves, they will never implement those habits longterm. <br><br>So, here's your virtual high five. I absolutely believe in you and know without a shadow of a doubt that you can achieve your potential in life. <br><br>If you are stuck on where to start and need a plan + support, I have a couple openings left for my VIP coaching. Send an email to rachel@rachelmeyerfitness.com to get started on a new journey. <br><br>Just this morning one of my VIP clients said this: <em><strong>I'm loving this new lifestyle. I feel like I have more energy. I know I am taking better care of myself. Just positive vibes all the way around.</strong></em><br><br>She gets that feeling better everyday is worth the fight. Reaching your potential is worth the fight and I'm here to make sure you are successful on your journey. <br> </div>