Rome wasn’t built in a day—and you won’t be either. Getting and staying in good physical health is a marathon, not a sprint. So set your pace accordingly, stay with it, and you will be rewarded in time. We promise. Getting there isn’t easy, but nothing that is worth doing comes easily.

If you have your sights set on lifelong fitness, we know how to get you there. Here are a few motivational tips from those who are already living it:

Go for the goal.

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there. When you figure out why you want to live a healthy lifestyle and how it will improve your life, it may be easier to stay on track. Whether you want to increase your physical activity each day, improve your overall health, or lose weight, your why will lead you to your how—what you need to do to achieve your goals.

Get inspired.

We are huge fans of encouraging you to do whatever it takes to drag yourself off the couch and into the gym, outside for a run, or out working on the yard. Even if it seems silly or unnecessary. If it works, who cares, right?

Some people are inspired by motivational quotes to remind them why they got started in the first place. Others consider how grateful they will be a year from now once they have started their fitness journey. And others think about how taking the time to focus on their personal health enables them to be a better spouse, parent, friend, son, or daughter.

Whatever your motivation, keep reminding yourself why it is so important to you. There will be days when you’ll need it.

Give it all you’ve got.

If you’re going to work out, you might as well give it your all and do your best. If you want to see the results—achieve your why—you’re going to have to push yourself and move the needle from time-to-time to avoid hitting the dreaded plateau. Which is just your body’s way of saying, “Thank U, Next.” Give it what it wants—more.

At Apex Personal Training, we believe that physical fitness isn’t just a way of life, but the way to live a full, healthy, happy, best-you-can-possibly-be life. Come and give us a try (for FREE) to see what we’re all about. We guarantee you won’t regret it.