Getting Your “BeachBody”
Kelli Buzzard offers fitness tips to help make workouts that help keep you young – and make them stick so that they work. Kelli is a Beachbody coach in Northwest Washington, and her passion for fitness, nutrition and overall health has only grown. Kelli is a certified P90X trainer and NESTA-certified Fitness Nutrition Coach. In addition to training people in her home, at local Fit Clubs, and on the internet, she loves discovering how the human body works and how nutrition plays a role in proper function and physical fitness.
Kelli has learned firsthand that fitness can be the “Fountain of Youth” for those who live the active lifestyle. “I’ll tell you what,” she explains, “although my body now does look much different than when I was 22, I’m as fit cardiovascularly and just as strong – or stronger than I was – when I was in my 20s playing basketball, which I think is incredible, and never in my whole life would I have thought that that was possible working out 30- to 60-minutes, five days a week.”
Kelli is a firm believer in doing what you love when it comes to fitness, health and nutrition. “When I started working out in programs that were really working, and I saw some results,” she explains, “that set my desires to do it more. Versus, ‘Peas are good for me and I should eat them, and therefore I’m going to do it.’
“That only lasts so long. So I guess I just saw the internal motivation because I just wanted to do it, but the external motivation of results and feeling good. And now, of course, coaching.”
[quote_box_center]“You will keep doing it if you love it. If you don’t love it, don’t do it, because you know you will be exercise and fitness will be equated with misery and duty and that’s not a good combination for a lifetime.” – Kelli[/quote_box_center]
Here Kelli shares 4 of her Top 12 from Better Body Wannabe: tips for getting, and staying, fit:
Fitness Tip #1: If you fall off the wagon, get right back on.
Don’t just go, “Oh I messed up for today, now I can’t do it at all now.” Instead, have that ability to say, “Alright everyone has downtimes and so… let’s get back into it!”
Fitness Tip #2: Stick with it, and it will become a lifestyle.
My experience is that the people who hang in figure out a way to push themselves. That could mean doubling back after the holidays, and redoing a workout that they had started out and stopped. And those people push, but they also jump back in.
Fitness Tip #3: Get addicted to the lifestyle, not the fitness.
Another way of saying this is it’s a lifestyle for them; it is not something they’re doing. Is nothing that they’re picking up and adopting, they’re doing it and this is what they become. And this is what’s contagious for people.
Fitness Tip #4: Plan to succeed… with a successful plan.
So you actually have a time of day, some sort of a system planed out so you know where you’re going.
By Tiffany Youngren • July 26, 2013
Category: Fitness Articles
More of Kelli’s story and the rest of her 12 Fitness Tips — the “Doer’s Dozen” mentioned in the Fitness Articles: Twelve Weeks of Trainers introduction — are featured in the upcoming book, Better Body Wannabe: 12 Top Trainers Reveal the Real Skinny on Eating and Exercising for a More Healthy, Happy, and Fit YOU, based on Tiffany’s (of Transfer of Health) interviews with Kelli and 11 other top trainers. Sign up today for pre-release chapters and the opportunity to order early.
Beachbody Coach and fitness instructor in Burlington, WA