We all want wellness or at the very least fitness. We can probably even narrow it down further from here to say we all just want to feel good and look good in our own bodies.
I fully understand that ‘good’ is relative. My definition of good might be extremely different than yours and that’s ok. The main focus however is, we should all want to be on a plan that makes us feel good and look good in our own bodies, healthily.
How do you do this, reach your goals?
The simplest answer is diligent consistency.
Consistency is the key to almost every endeavor that you want to be better at. Take your job for example, or a musical instrument you learned to play. You got good at those skills because you learned them and practiced them.
If you apply the same theory of consistent learning to exercise and nutrition, you’ll also become really good at it and in turn reach your goals. But, you have to be consistent AND realistic.
I think this is where many of us get caught up in the moment, especially at this time of year. It’s not realistic for you to commit to working out 7 days a week, with 3 of those days being two a day workouts. It’s also not practical and you’ll likely set yourself up with an injury or over-training but that’s a different topic.
Most of us, even those with the best of intentions, won’t be able to sustain 10 workouts a week very long.
However, committing to working out 4 days a week, is a significantly more realistic goal that also sets you up for doing some form of exercise more than half the days of the week! That’s a great step in the right direction to reaching your goals, and one that is likely to stick with you for awhile.
Getting consistent is simple in theory but can be challenging in practice. Start with scheduling your workouts each week. Consider it an appointment you simply cannot miss. If work starts at 8:30am, you get to work by 8:30am. So be it, if your workout starts at 6:00pm, you get to your workout by 6:00pm.
Breaking the habit of cancelling or rescheduling appointments is where this habit will be challenging for some of us but it’s the best step toward reaching your goals. “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” If you do, there’s a high likelihood it won’t happen.
Schedule a success session with us today in Mt Airy, Philadelphia so you can reach your goals tomorrow, 215-248-2130.