How to Stick to Your Fitness Goals



Today I am excited to share another part in my fitness series on getting healthy. We’ve all hit those obstacles and excuses when trying to live a more active lifestyle, but I’ve found a few things that help keep me motivated:

1. Get dressed. You know that feeling you get when you are about to walk out the door in an outfit you are already disappointed in? That’s no way to start your day and it’s certainly no way to start your workout. Invest in some active wear options that make you excited to get dressed.

I like to pick a color scheme and get four or five pieces I can mix and match for different activities. You can see from the pictures above how easily the pieces can be mixed: Cropped joggers, neon coral sports bra (also ordered in mint), comfortable hoodie (strings match joggers and sports bra), tight capri leggings, and a white cut off.  These cropped joggers are my favorite. I’ve worn my long ones on repeat this winter and was excited to find a cute cropped pair. After the sports bra is on (how cute are these) you are much more likely to hit the pavement when your excited about what you are wearing.

2.   Make time. When you express interest in exercising, people are always quick to suggest what works for them. And that’s great – for them. You know your schedule better than anyone so carve out your own routines and stick to them. If you can, find a workout partner to commit to the same time to stop you from bailing. If your working full time, a mom, or both even that can be challenging. One of my good friends and I commit to getting a certain routine done sometime during the day. Wether it be sit ups or lunges from home, we text each other to hold each other accountable.

3.  Love it. Work up a sweat doing something you love. Don’t give up just because you haven’t found your niche yet or don’t like going to the gym. Focus on your heart rate – not pounds. That opens up a world of options, from dancing around your house to summiting the closest peak. We love hiking and going for walks. With kids and dog we are outside as much as the weather permits. Just work on finding something that gets you excited to be active like a color run with your besties or a hike to a cool scenic spot you’ve heard about.

4.  Treat Yo’ Self. Reward yourself for hitting both small and large goals. Pick a reward that correlates with your hard work. It could be a mani-pedi with your work out partner, or a massage to loosen up those muscles after a hard week at the gym.

How do you stick to your fitness goals?


*Photos by Jaci Marie | Special thanks to Missguided for sponsoring this post.

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  1. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul

    Great post! I’m still working on how to stick to my fitness goals. It’s hard!

    Her Heartland Soul

  2. Eleni

    Love all of your workout tips here, and the outfits! I’m just starting to get back in the swing of regular workouts again, and I find that fun workout clothes make me want to show them off at the gym, and a workout buddy is huge! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Jennifer harding

    making time is the hardest part for me! But I’ve recently discovered the mornings are the best time to squeeze in a workout and still allows me to do spontaenous events in the evening! it’s not always possible (sleeping in still sounds amazing) but its helping me stay on track! Love this post girlie! P.S. think you would adore the Leather Shorts and Leopard heels look we shared on the blog today!
    xo, Jennifer
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  4. Emma N.

    I love your style. And these fitness outfits are perfect, definitely an inspiration and motivation to work out!


  5. Sarah

    I’ve been working out before work so life doesn’t get in the way. I’m so much more consistent even though it means more coffee.

    Love the cropped joggers on you!

  6. Natalie

    I really like your outfits!

  7. Michelle

    I am loving the new Missguided active wear collection. I think I am going to have to pick up a few pieces! Thanks for sharing!!


  8. Rachel @ Rae Loves

    I would also add be prepared or plan ahead. Often I find if I don’t pack my clothes I don’t want to go home from work then back out to the gym. And if I don’t have healthy snacks then I’m tempted to stop at a drive thru erasing all the work I’ve done! Great tips and I love those sweats!

  9. Teea Lynn

    I love how effortless these looks are. Yet they’re very fashionable. I would wear both looks on my day of when I’, running errands. I love how you paired the white hoodie.

  10. Christina Storm

    Love this post! Thanks for the motivation! Ps- your workout style is on point! Love it!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  11. Janet Salazar

    Thanks for the tips! I totally agree with you! I personally started my fitness journey again(after alot of slacking due to the holidays lol ) And i have to admit it felt good!! Making time for exercising is of great importance and developing a pattern can help you keep your working out rhythm. 🙂

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