<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/1/7/3/9/1739499/2223310.jpg?418" alt="Picture" style="width:418;max-width:100%"></a> <div style="display:block;font-size:90%"></div> </div></div> <div class="paragraph" style="text-align:center;">I get it. Your life is <em>really </em>busy. You already feel so overwhelmed and adding workouts into your schedule just sounds dreadful. <br><br>Or maybe you've been in the workout routine for a while but you are exhausted trying to balance it all and you don't feel as if you have enough energy to give to your workouts. <br><br>First of all, can I just say, YOU <em>rock</em>. Seriously. I don't care if you are a couch potato that has never worked out or eaten a green vegetable a day in your life. If you are reading this, you are doing some sort of life - and <em>life</em> is hard at times, let me tell ya. <br><br>Secondly, YOU can <em>rock even harder</em> at life with a few shifts and changes in your attitude, life, and schedule. Seriously, I've seen my clients do it over and over again. They sign up for one of my programs in huge ruts (some call it a mid-life crisis), only to be sailing on their way after adjusting just a few changes things in their lives. <br><br>Here are my 3 best tips to making workouts and other priorities happen:<br><br><strong>1. Write down your priorities and schedule them into you life. </strong><br><br> Work, school, kids, meals, vacation, cleaning, relationships, blogging, birthday parties, etc. There are things that <em>have</em> to be done. You can't skip sleep and food, but you <em>can</em> skip that TV show or 50 minutes of scrolling aimlessly through Facebook. Ouch, that one hurt (yep, talking to myself about Facebook). <br><br>Your first step in walking out your priorities is writing them down. What is you aim in life? What do you want to be GREAT at? You definitely can't be great at 100 things. I can't figure out your priorities for you, but I'm certain with a bit of thought and effort you can come up with 5 solid priorities that will fill up most of your schedule. <br><br>Secondly, put them on the calendar. I schedule my workouts in the mornings when everyone else is sleeping. That means I get to bed earlier the nights before my workouts. I schedule study time for a big test I'm taking at the end of the year. I schedule meal planning time. I schedule regular dates with my husband and playdates with other moms. If I don't schedule it, it doesn't happen. <br><br><strong>2. You need to build momentum with your priorities. </strong><br><br>You aren't going to feel strong and have a six pack after 2 workouts. It takes time and diligence, but that's just it - if your workouts are scheduled into your calendar and you do them consistently for 3 months, you are going to feel like a rockstar in no time. You have to push through those days that you don't <em>feel </em>life doing your priorities.<br><br>My clients that work out 3 times a week for 2 months straight almost always keep it up long-term. Those that do 1 workout a week (here and there) tend to quit after a few shorts months. If you're studying for a test you don't study 1 time per week, it's a daily focus. <br><br><strong>3. Tell a friend about your "priority" and have them hold you accountable. </strong><br><br>If you don't have a trainer, you need a <em>good</em> friend who is willing to ask you, "did you do your workout today?" If not, they ask you why. You can't put a price on having someone consistently cheering you on. It's an irreplaceable ally.  <br><br>I could go on with other tips, but if you NAIL those down, you will go <em>far</em>, my friend. <br><br>Here's the deal. You have <em>a lot</em> of people cheering you on to success. I, for one, am cheering you on. We want to see the best out of you. If you need some encouragement, feel free to email me on my contact page or post in the comment below about your journey and where you need support! <br><br><br><span style="letter-spacing: 0.02em; line-height: 1.5em; background-color: transparent;"><strong>What is your best tip for succeeding with regular workouts?</strong></span><br><br><br><br><br><br><br> </div>

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