No matter if you’re just getting started or you are coming back from a long layoff, you have to keep your motivation high. Everyone knows that it isn’t always easy and sticking with a workout might be difficult. No one knows that better then fitness influencers who must kick off every day. How do they manage their own lives and stay fit? Despite of life’s ups and downs, they somehow find the strength. If you are interested to get to know more from them, keep reading.

Keep it Realistic

KATIE DUNLO (@lovesweatfitness)

Best piece of advice: Set mini goals, that will help you to reach bigger ones. Your big goals, for example losing 30 pounds, might seem scary and it can discourage you right at the beginning. Small goals don’t seem so overwhelming and you can be proud of yourself more often. Think: working out 20 minutes each day than working 2 hours at once, drinking more water, cutting off added sugar. If you can achieve those small steps, then you will easily move to bigger ones. This is the best way to not lose your motivation along the way.

Exercise she does for life: Burpees – it might be everyone’s exercise to hate, but it challenges you in many different way. It improves your strength and flexibility, and in reality, with modifications, anyone can do them.

Know What You’re Getting Into

KALLIE HOUSE (@kalliehouse_)

Best piece of advice: Get prepared before what you’re going to do. Anyone starting a new workout plan needs to have a clear understanding of its purpose. Study the exercises, watch videos, or ask a specialist if you need some help. Then, set your schedule and stick to it.

There are so many people that decide to do a workout, which typically ends in them giving up, that’s why it’s important to know beforehand what you’re going into.

Last thing: Give it time! You have to work out for a longer while to see real results. Never expect everything to happen at the beginning of the journey.

Exercise she does for life: “One workout I am loving at the moment is [group cycling studio] SoulCycle. Something about riding to the beat of the music in a dark room while getting in a killer workout draws me in. There are instructors with different styles and music for whatever your mood is. I always leave high on endorphins, feeling accomplished, strong, and badass.”

Stay Consistent

KIRA HAMILTON (@kira.fitness)

Best piece of advice: Stay consistent. Fitness is a long journey. You will have both good and bad days. Approach each workout as a learning experience and the chance to see how far you can push yourself. Be aware of what you need to work on. Track your progress and do your favorite exercises, but be diligent on the ones you may want to avoid.

And remember, each time you step into the gym, you are one step further to improving your health.

Exercise she does for life: She has various favorite exercises that include compound lifts like squats and deadlifts. One thing she always keeps in her training regimen are high-incline sprint intervals. She sprints for 10-20 seconds and then rest 20 to 30 seconds before repeating it, she will do 5-10 rounds. You can do similar intervals on the elliptical or a stationary bike.

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