A lot is happening in the world right now and to be honest trying to stay consistent with your nutrition and training can feel like an up uphill battle.
I won’t sit here and tell you that it’s easy and you just need to work harder.
It’s not fair to tell someone to show up and get it done.
It’s not normal to say that it should work for you if it worked for me.
It’s not realistic to say everyone has the same 24 hours in the day.
Where your priorities lie depends on where you are right now in your own life. What was important to me at age 19 is entirely different from today.
Fitness doesn’t need to be complicated or fancy. It’s figuring out what’s important to you and showing up consistently.
My job is to help other people figure out why paying attention to their nutrition and fitness is important. In the process, folks get stronger and lose weight. That’s I decided to share five tips for staying consistent with your nutrition and fitness. These tips are the same tips I use for my clients, and the proof is in the pudding (such an odd saying).
5 Tips For Saying Consistent
👉 Make it easier. Make it easier and meet yourself where you’re at. Peel back the goal and look at what you can do to make it so easy it is silly not to do it. Didn’t make it to the gym all week? What about stepping outside for a 20-minute walk during lunch. It doesn’t need to be groundbreaking to work. Looking for the perfect circumstance doesn’t bring you closer to your goal. Go for the low-hanging fruit, and you can adjust along the way.
👯♂️ Join a community. Joining a gym is a beautiful way to participate in a community; heck, it’s why Crossfit is so popular. Maybe a gym isn’t your budget right now, and that’s fine! Call up a friend and become walking buddies or recruit your dog to remind you to go out for walks. And remember, it’s okay to tell your family and friends why you are focused on making these changes. It can be scary, I know, but if they are a part of your community, they will support you.
🤌 Habits are your friend. Take advantage of your current habits and add something that pushes you in the right direction. For instance, try making a habit of packing your gym bag before going to bed. Habit stacking is a game-changer, and I included it in an article I wrote for Authority Magazine.
🗓 Schedule it. If you take 5 minutes on Sunday to schedule your training sessions for the week or think about what dinner will look like, I promise you will have an easier time. Taking 5 minutes will bring you one step closer to your goal. Small steps → Action → Results → Motivation. Small steps are the secret sauce to making progress, and it’s easy to overlook when it comes to your health and fitness.
🎯 If you miss a few days, it’s okay; practice the art of getting back on track. This one takes a bit of trial and error, but the only way to get better is to experience it. You’re human, and missing a day or two doesn’t discount all your work. Perfect weeks don’t matter because they don’t exist. How you react to the usual bumps in the road determines your progress.
Above all else, remember there is nothing wrong with asking for help. If it’s in your budget, hire a coach or use google to learn more. Listen to podcasts, read books, and stay curious. If you are frustrated because you don’t see results fast enough, compare yourself with you six months ago. There’s a good chance you have made progress.
You can learn what works.
You can learn what doesn’t work.
You can learn what you like.
You can learn what you don’t like.
Above all else, you are getting a little bit better every day.
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