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If you had told me a year ago how much work I would have to do not only in my own training, but also building my personal training business and starting my own business, I would’ve said “hell no” and quit. An entire year of nonstop efforts and stresses and uncertainties. Sounds overwhelming, right?

I’m sure you can relate to what I’m talking about in some sort of way. Maybe it’s not fitness related. Perhaps you are a college student. Think of how many hours of studying and tests you have taken to get you to where you are today. If you started college and looked at all those hours added together, it would’ve been a lot harder to keep going back. Am I right?

I think we obsess too much over how much work we have to do over a long period of time to get to a certain point, which is ultimately why most of us quit. Looking at how far you have to go is never going to get you anywhere- in fitness and in life.

A huge thing that has helped me reach my fitness and business goals is by approaching my life one week at a time. Every Sunday night, I reflect on my past week. How can I do better this week? I set very small goals that I can accomplish in a week. Then when I accomplish them a week later, I feel proud and ready to take on the next weekly challenge.

This way you are constantly accomplishing something. You are always winning. It’s going to take a lot longer for you to have your “dream body,” but this week, you have the opportunity to change around little habits that will ultimately lead you to the big goal. Little accomplishments here and there. Sounds a lot more enjoyable, right?

Again, compare it to school. One study session at a time. One exam at a time.

The one week at a time approach is something I absolutely believe in and it’s why I am running my training program this way. Let’s focus on this week’s workouts. Let’s focus on this week’s nutritional habits. Let’s focus less on what we want a year from now and more on what we can do this week to get us there.

I want you to learn how to Think, Train, and BE Badass one week at a time.


Katie Sonier

Hi, I'm Katie Sonier. A kinesiologist, personal trainer & fitness coach who is passionate about the power of fitness and how it can transform your life. My Mission Is To Empower Women To Become Comfortable In Their Own Skin Through Fitness And Health. To learn more about me, click here.

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