When it comes to reaching your health and fitness goals, consistency is king. Whether you are trying to lose fat, build muscle, or just feel better, you have to be consistent. It is important to be consistent in building the habits and behaviors that will lead you to your goals.
When you see a person who struggles with their goals or is always making excuses, they are probably not consistent. They are focusing on things that they can’t control rather than being consistent with what they can control.
What should you be consistent with to reach your health goals?
Find a nutrition plan that works for you. Stop jumping from fad diet to fad diet. Find a plan that fits your lifestyle and allows you to progress toward your goals. More importantly, you have to enjoy it. If you don’t enjoy it, you will probably not stick with it long-term.
Whether you are trying to lose fat or build muscle, a solid nutrition plan you can adhere to is key. Too many times people try to use overly restrictive plans that they can’t stick with. They end up doing well short-term, but then fall off the wagon and are back to where they started. Have you ever lost some weight after a 30-day diet, only to put it right back on? Restrictive plans like this don’t work long-term because your consistency isn’t there.
The same with nutrition, you need to find a training program that fits your lifestyle. Again, if you can’t stick with the program long-term, you will not see the best results. What good is a training program if you are always skipping days or jumping to a new program each week?
A training plan should be designed to help you build power, strength, and muscle. There is no such thing as a fat loss workout. Fat loss is determined by nutrition and sleep, more than training. Consistently show up to train, and you will start seeing better results.
Sleep is usually the thing that people forget about when it comes to health. We think we can get by with three or four hours of sleep and still perform at our peak. People wear it as a badge of honor that they only sleep a few hours per night. Sleep is where the body recovers, builds muscle and burns body fat. So why would you be proud that you only get four hours of sleep?
Develop a nightly routine to help you wind down before bed. Consistently going to bed at the same time, and waking up at the same time will help regulate your circadian rhythm, and have you feeling better. Quality of sleep is important too, not just amount.
Being consistent with nutrition, training, and sleep will not happen overnight. These three things need to be something you constantly work on, to be consistent. You should start with smaller habits and do them consistently.
Working on small habits consistently is going to benefit you more than if you try to do everything at once. Start with one or two small habits and work on consistently doing them for a couple of weeks. Once you do this for a while, they become behaviors where you are not even thinking about them. They become part of your routine.
For example, with nutrition, if you do not drink a lot of water. One small habit change I would give you is to add a glass of water with each meal. We would track this for two weeks to see if you are consistent with it. Once you can be consistent with the water, we can add something else. Don’t bite off more than you can chew and try to add everything at once because it will likely cause you to be inconsistent.
Be consistent with whatever you do! Consistency in performing small things will help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Take a hard look at yourself. Have you been consistent with your training, nutrition, and sleep? If not, that is probably why you are not where you want to be with your health and fitness.
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