Consistency is arguably one of the main factors in getting results and keeping them.
Anyone can go to the gym for 4 weeks when they get a sporadic burst of motivation.
But how do you keep it up, week in week out, without dropping off for a few weeks and going back to square one?
Here are 5 ways to help you stay consistent with your Exercise and Nutrition.
- Find the “Why – Why are you doing it in the first place. This is one thing that will keep you motivated so you don’t give up. Is it to look great for your holiday? To have more energy for your kids?
- Get results – If you are not seeing any reward for your efforts, then it’s hard to stay motivated and consistent. You do have to be patient as results don’t come over night. But if you are not seeing some improvements on a monthly basis, and it continues, you need to stop and re-assess what it is you are doing wrong. Depending on your goal there could be many reasons, but that’s for another post.
- Get accountability – Is there someone holding you to a higher standard, and able to call out your excuses? Accountability is an important factor as it’s easy to make excuses not to go to the gym or eat healthy. Having a coach or even a friend or family hold you accountable to your goals will keep you consistent.
- Celebrate your wins – There’s nothing like feeling and looking different to keep you motivated and consistent. Even if it’s something small like been able to run faster than a month ago, it’s all progress. Celebrate it and keep track of your ‘wins’ in a diary. Take pictures so you can see visual changes. You don’t always see the differences on yourself, but pictures from 3-6 months ago can show you how far you’ve come.
- Schedule it in – If you have a busy schedule that gets filled up quickly, then you need to schedule in exercise ahead of time. Otherwise, something will inevitably crop up and Exercise will be put on the back burner. Same goes for Nutrition, if you have a busy schedule then take an hour during the week to do some meal prep in advance.
I hope they helped. If you are lacking the accountability that would help you stay more consistent then send me an e-mail me at email@example.com and I’ll be in touch.
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