Fitness & Success: Part Three

This is the final post of my fitness and success series. I think watching the Olympics has really inspired me to up my fitness goals! In post one I wrote about the importance of fitness with success, in post two I wrote about incorporating fitness into your marketing plan and now in post three I write about making a plan, sticking to it and making it fun!

First things first. In order to succeed with your fitness goals you must look at fitness as a priority. Schedule fitness into your life as you would a meeting, doctor’s appointment, hair appointment, etc. If you don’t make it a priority and clear some time on your schedule for it, you won’t do it.

So where do you find the time? There are several options.

  • Get up 30 minutes earlier than normal to work out.
  • Work out for 30 minutes over your lunch hour.
  • Work out right after work.
  • If you must, work out after supper. Just fit it in where you can.

Now that you’ve scheduled your fitness into your calendar decide what works best for you. Are you a walker, a jogger or perhaps a swimmer? Do you prefer the gym, the outdoors or your home? Decide what you’re most likely to stick with and start there. Many people do need a partner. Let’s call them an accountability partner. You know yourself well enough to know whether or not you need pushed. If you need pushed then find a friend, family member or even a Facebook group of people who are holding each other accountable for their fitness goals. They really do work!

Mix it up! You may love walking around your neighborhood now but several months from now you may end up hating it. Choose the activities you love and/or want to try. Maybe you walk on Mondays, bike on Tuesdays, swim on Wednesday, jog on Thursdays, do Pilates on Fridays and treadmill on Saturdays. Try something new like paddle boarding, kayaking, race walking, martial arts or any other physical activity you’ve always wanted to try. Here’s your chance! Or at the very least walk in place in front of your television at home and do squats, lunges, push-ups and crunches on your living room floor.

Make some fitness goals. You could just go about getting some physical fitness in but when you have goals to reach it makes it that much more important. Do you want to lose weight or inches? Do you just want to get stronger? Do you need to put on a few pounds? Whatever it may be start jotting down some fitness goals and put those in your calendar as well. You will feel so good about yourself when you reach your goals and the benefits of being physically fit will pour into all facets of your life.

If you notice many of the things I’ve suggested regarding fitness pertain to starting a business, running a business, having a success career, etc. It’s all about priorities, organization, motivation and follow through. You can truly become whatever you want to become – the choice is yours!

Danae Branson owns Elite Scheduling Services, LLC and is the Co-Founder of Elite Virtual Assistants. If you are interested in any of the services please check out or give us a call at 515.309.2838.


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