I want to chat with you about one of the most critical components with your fitness goals (and in most if not all aspects of your life): CONSISTENCY.
It’s something that we often forget to include amongst our motivation, our training ability or even our nutrition when trying to reach our goals.
It doesn’t matter what you are doing or planning to accomplish the first days/weeks/months of any worthwhile pursuit is about you being consistent.
Why is CONSISTENCY Important?
If your goal is to save for your dream home, you can’t stick with your budget one week, then go splurging on the latest gadget the next and expect to acquire enough $$ to get your foot in the door (pardon the pun). We must make those wise choices and watch our savings grow for the original goal.
So the above works for your health & fitness goals. Whether your goal is to get fit, lose fat or get stronger – CONSISTENCY to the plan is what is going to achieve said goals no matter how long it takes. Does health/fitness have a timeframe? How long is a piece of string?
Most people make the mistake of focusing on intensity and trying to get fit and see results in 2 weeks…. Intensity comes only after you have done something competently & consistently enough to master the basic concept or activity.
You can’t expect to hit a solid week of training, eat super healthy, stick to your meal plan one week, followed by dinner dates, social events and no training the following week and for it to assist in your goals. Sadly you will continue this cycle and get nowhere, lose motivation and think your training program isn’t working…. No! Your CONSISTENCY to your goals is what’s lacking.
All your energy has to be directed towards being disciplined and consistent with your activity every single day… Don’t try and chase big heroic feats in the first days/weeks/months, just focus on doing a good consistent level of activity with a conscious mind set towards improving each day!
The longer you are consistent with your training, the better you will become mentally and physically. The more years you train,( yes, not weeks or months), the greater amount of experience you obtain. The more your training becomes routine (built into your everyday life), and the results will show for it.
This is one of the great keys to success, especially when it comes to life long goals like your health or life in general.
And remember if it’s important to you, you must be consistent because if you’re not, you will never see the results you want.
Would love to hear your thoughts/comments below on how you can be more CONSISTENT in your goals.
Yours in Fitness,