Consistency is key with any goal you are trying to accomplish. Let's discuss how you can keep the consistency going with your fitness journey.
1. SET SIMPLE GOALS
Ask yourself, "what is the best and the most achievable fitness goal for me?"
Because goals are a very personal thing, and will not always work for you, we have to adapt our goals to the nature of our lifestyle. As human beings, we are always curious and a little fearful of the unknown. So it's safe to say that our inclination in nature, is to look for a win-win scenario. So we often change to adapt to the environment around us. Whether it's by changing a lifestyle for the better or by having certain behavioral modifications for a more pleasurable experience, we all are affected by the environment.
It can be as simple as waking up and holding the plank position as long as you can in the morning to build that strength in your upper body, or going for a walk to establish stronger lungs. Don't establish GYM goals, establish YOU goals. If you can't make it to the gym for chest day because it's raining outside, drop down and establish your max push up number. If it's too hot outside to go for a walk, find your local recreational center with AC and get on that treadmill. Rent is due on your body every day, even a small amount, don't miss the deposit deadline!
2. Find what works for you Do you really want to keep working out when you do not love it? Do you really want to start eating healthy if you don't have the energy or interest? The best approach for you is to identify what feels best for your body and what feels best for you. With your own body, there is no one size fits all approach to health. There is no cookie cutter recipe to your ideal body. There is no superfood, magic bullet, or one way to get your body looking and feeling its best. Seek out the things that feel natural to you, and then find what feels natural with exercise. It is key to find activities that actually feel enjoyable to you, not just because you enjoy exercising, but because it feels good to do. This will keep you focused on the long-term results. Also, don't compare yourself to anyone else. The mental psyche of working out plays a huge role in how motivated we are to fitness, which is great for inspiring you to move but, stay within your means of experience. If you just had a shoulder injury, don't go out to the Crossfit Gym trying to bust out Power Snatches and Cleans. Understand your limits and work within that. 3. Get into a routine Getting into a routine is the first step to being consistent with your fitness. But first, you need to know what works best for you to stick to the workout routine consistently. Think of your work-out like your diet. If you eat processed food that is not high in quality nutrients your body will respond with an upset stomach or worse. Same goes for your workouts. If you do not treat your body with the proper amount of activity your body's joints and muscles will become "achy" or "sore" like most of my clients say. Remember working out does not always mean going to the gym. Going outside for a walk to restore your vitamin D for bone health and establish a level of endurance is also a workout. If getting started on your routine is too hard, let's commit together on establishing a routine.
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