I can give you tons of advice on how to lose weight and get healthy, but the truth is most people won’t stay consistent long enough to see results!
Or when you start seeing results you start slacking off.
Are you tired of the yo-yo?
Fed up of starting over again and again?
Ready to get on the path to long term sustainable results?
Here are nine things you can start doing TODAY to help you stay consistent on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
1. Start slow, then gradually Advance
You can’t possibly maintain eating zero carbs, working out 2x a day, 5 days a week. You’re begging for a backslide!
Find a routine that you can maintain, think about an active workout 3 days a week.
It takes about 21 – 40 days to form a habit.
And with time the workouts will become easier and you can add days as they fit into your schedule.
2. Stop relying on Motivation
“I doh feel motivated..”
Umm, suck it up! No one is motivated all the time.
Motivation is one of those buzz words that gets thrown around to easily! What is ‘motivation’ anyway? And if you don’t feel ‘motivated’ you shouldn’t do something?
Once exercising becomes a habit, as it should, motivation wouldn’t matter.
Are you motivated to have KFC for lunch? *side eye*
3. Be Accountable
It’s easy to skip workouts or eat unhealthy foods if you’re not accountable to anyone. But nobody wants to disappoint their fitness partner by skipping workouts or eating unhealthy foods. When picking a partner, make sure they’re committed as you are, you’re both on the same fitness level and you have the same schedule.
4. Follow a workout and diet plan
The fastest way to fail is to start without a plan. And that’s the reason why we give clients that train with us a personalised meal plan and a workout schedule, designed specifically for your fitness level and goals.
A plan to guide you on the foods to eat, when and in what amounts.
Preparation is KEY!
5. Set short term goals
Setting monthly goals will give you the “motivation” you’re looking for.
Goals can be in terms of reps & sets, inches lost or gained, fat loss, or muscle gained.
6. Set rules and stick to them
Even of you’re not enrolled in a fitness program, this is something you can start NOW, and continue doing.
One of my rules are “Never go more than 3 days without exercise”. Another, 8 litres of water a day and if you’re using an apple watch aim to close at least 2 rings a day!
What are some rules you can think of? Things you can start today!
7. Work on small habits
Small habits like drinking 2 litres of water a day or eating an apple every day, will remind you of the bigger habits like exercising and tracking meals.Not only that, small healthy habits make a difference in the long run.
8. Exercise in the morning
Morning’s are the best time to work out! o distractions, and you’re fresh!
You also find that one healthy decision leads to another… more here.
9. STOP MAKING EXCUSES.