4 Tips for a Successful Workout

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Now that we’re almost 4 months into the year, how’s everyone holding up with their fitness resolutions? I started out strong, but moving has put many of my normal day-to-day activities on hiatus, so it’s basically back to square one for me with getting my workout tolerance back up!

But I think a successful workout is more than just the workout itself. It really starts pre-workout and ends post-workout. Not quite sure what I mean? Here are 4 tips I consider key for a successful workout!

Check out these 4 tips for a successful workout!

Plan Ahead

For me, a successful workout always starts with planning ahead! If I don’t have a workout bag packed and with me when I head to work, chances are I won’t get myself to the gym later in the day. Planning ahead also allows you to find a workout class and/or teacher you like, so you know it’ll be a good workout, and not one you dread.

Stay Hydrated

It’s SO important to stay hydrated (and not just for workouts). Drinking 8 glasses (64 oz.) is recommended, but if you’re working out, you need to drink even more! After all, it’s crucial to keeping all of the systems in your body flowing, including your heart, brain, and muscles!

Warm Up + Cool Down

Warming up and cooling down are essential parts of the workout process. In doing both, you’re signaling to your body that it needs to wake up and prepare for exercise or that hey, great job getting the heart rate up but it’s time to settle back down. Plus, they help tremendously in lessening the level of muscle pain you’ll be dealing with post-workout.

Stop Pain

Post-workouts can be tough. Whether you’re just getting back into the swing of things, are trying a new workout, or just went extra hard at the gym, muscle soreness happens. If you suffer from chronic pain, it can be even worse.

Over the past decade I’ve been in 3 car accidents (I always like to point out none were my fault!) and with the impact of each one, my neck/shoulder/back pain has gotten a bit worse. I try to find active ways to combat it, but pain relief medicine is really the thing that helps the most, so I’m happy to have found a natural solution in Curamin® Stop Pain Now.

I don’t like to taking medicine when I don’t need to, so I feel better knowing that 1: Curamin® doesn’t just mask pain – it stops it, and 2: since it’s a herbal formula, there aren’t any of the (sometimes) negative side effects you find in over-the-counter meds.

If you’re interested in trying the award-winning (28 awards certainly caught my attention!) brand, keep an eye out for it in your local health food store. I picked my Curamin® Extra Strength 60 count  up at Nutrition Smart on the top shelf in the Joint Health aisle!

What tips do you have for a successful workout? Do you suffer from post-workout or chronic pain?



  1. Melanie E
    March 23, 2017 / 9:34 AM

    I definitely need to implement a few of these tips into my daily routine. #client

    • April 6, 2017 / 8:58 AM

      I hope you find them helpful, Melanie!

  2. March 23, 2017 / 11:00 AM

    Good ideas. Planning ahead is key for sure. If you’re all set to go then no excuses to skip the workout.

    • April 5, 2017 / 10:17 PM

      Exactly! Having a workout buddy helps keep me accountable too!

  3. March 23, 2017 / 2:17 PM

    thanks for these, i always make sure to warm up and stay hydrated during my workouts!

    • April 5, 2017 / 10:16 PM

      Keep it up, Lola! Thanks for reading!

  4. March 23, 2017 / 3:13 PM

    I stretch and do 15 minutes of yoga every morning. It helps prevent workout pain or injuries and I recover much sooner. Thank you for these great tips.

    • April 6, 2017 / 8:49 AM

      That’s great, Linda! I need to start doing more stretching in the morning!

  5. Berniedette PetiteAndToned
    March 23, 2017 / 8:37 PM

    I absolutely believe in prepping the night before. If my gym bag isn’t ready when I wake up, it’s hard to pack in a rush or even make my way to a good workout. And I’ve never heard of this pain reliever. Love that it is natural!


    Berniedette | PetiteAndToned.com

    • April 6, 2017 / 8:57 AM

      That’s exactly how I feel! Do you have a favorite type of workout or class?

  6. March 23, 2017 / 11:51 PM

    I’ve found that planning is key for me. I need to know what days I’ll be working out and it helps if I have my workout stuff ready to go. I work out at home, so I just put my workout clothes out, but if I worked out at the gym I’d prep my gym bag and take it with me to work.

    • April 6, 2017 / 8:55 AM

      Same! If I don’t have it with me it’s all over. Once I’m home, I’m not going back out to work out at the end of the day!

    • April 5, 2017 / 10:16 PM

      For sure! It’s crazy how much of an impact it has!

  7. March 27, 2017 / 2:35 PM

    oh wow, you poor thing with the accidents. that’s intense :( i have only been in 2 and they were 5 years apart.. they really mess you up! i was doing great with my workouts for the first month or two and then crashed and burned pretty bad. for me, preparation is key, and accountability. having KC know or posting it to social media, lame as it sounds, totally helps!

    • April 6, 2017 / 8:58 AM

      It’s been rough! Hopefully no more! It’d be great if I had a flying car to get away from all the crazy drivers (and traffic), haha. Prep and accountability are big for me too! I’m not sure I’d ever make it to the gym without my accountability partner!