I was a fitness competitor for nine years. I’ll be the first person to admit that when I was competing my off season consistency was a bit of a battle. I would finish doing a show in June and wouldn’t compete again until the following April. Here’s my dirty little secret. I didn’t stay consistent. It took me about two seasons of this consistent non-consistent merry go round for me to realize that if I was consistent with my off-season nutrition and workouts getting it together for a show wouldn’t be as hard. I mean my coach told this year in and year out, maybe she knew something I didn’t know.
With consistency, anything is possible. In real estate, it’s about location, location, location. In fitness, it’s about consistency, consistency consistency.
I know first hand that consistency is tough. In order to remain consistent, we need to change is our mindset.
I give myself and my clients 2 FREE meals/week. Those are the meals that I savor and enjoy. It’s when we have those little nibbles, bites or I’ll do it just once’s that eventually catch up with us. I’m guilty of being a nibbler, which is much harder to manage. So.. how do you stay consistent?
- Patience. Know that consistency will pay off. Many of you want week-by-week changes, sadly our bodies don’t agree. We need to trust the process and stay the course knowing that your best body is just waiting for it’s unveiling.
- Taking Consistent Action. I feel you; I can be one of the biggest procrastinators on the block. The two things that make me take action with my fitness is making a plan and recipes. Each week I sit down and schedule my workouts in my calendar. I treat it like an appointment I can’t break. Now if something does come up, I go back to my calendar and reschedule the workout, but trust me it must be HUGE for me to give up a workout. As for my nutrition, I’m a big fan of recipes. On Saturday mornings while I’m drinking my coffee I pour through the internet — mainly Pinterest – to find new clean recipes or recipes that I can make clean. Trust me I’m no Rachael Ray, but I do what I can.
- Setting A Goal. Each month I set a goal. With each goal, I give myself a reward. Have you heard of a little place name Lululemon? That place is my personal fitness reward center. When I have a goal, I’m like a machine especially with a reward like Lulu! Here are some examples of goals I set for myself in the past — By the end of a month I will get on a piece of cardio equipment no more than two times. I will try three new starches during this month. I will limit myself to two treat meals/week – no nibbling. Make sense?At the end of the day we all want results. Want to know the secret to getting results? Being consistent! Consistently following your nutrition and training program leads to amazing results. Feeling stuck or stalled?? I am starting my Lean and Sexy program in January. During the program you will have accountability and guidance to help you live the healthiest life possible. We are here to help we don’t want you to struggle or feel alone.