Be realistic about your own fitness goals. Create your own S.M.A.R.T goals. If you are having trouble getting motivated, you may need reevaluate your goal and how much time you really need to reach that goal without it interrupting your work, family and other lifestyle activities.
I have found my ultimate goal is not feasible as this time because of work, family and other things I have going on in life. So rather than being stressed about trying to get motivated and getting my workouts done in time, I tried breaking that big goal into smaller yet challenging goals so I am not as overwhelmed and stressed.
I have my own goals to accomplish, such as races I want to do. Training with clients it’s a good way to stay active, but I need to do workouts on my own as well if I want to do well. My training regiment is different from the those I have my clients do, so the choice is an easy one. If I have a client who has the same goals as me, then I could use my time with them as part of my training.