Stay Consistent With Your Fitness

Are you facing difficulty when it comes to being consistent with your fitness? You know what you should be doing, how you should do it but are just struggling with the consistency aspect. Obviously, with everything that’s going on, creating and adhering to a routine is extremely difficult at this moment in time. 

What’s Important?

In Training, Consistency Is the Key to Your Fitness Goals. Consistency is arguably the most important component when working to accomplish goals, in or out of the gym. Without consistency, programs are unorganized, the body has a harder time adapting, and forming habits may be more challenging.

As most of us know, the key to achieving anything is consistency and this is heavily apparent when it comes to your health and fitness journey. You could be given the perfect plan and the perfect exercises that you enjoy, but if we can’t remain consistent with this program, we create a massive barrier for ourselves when it comes to achieving our goals.

The Myth You’ll Hear

The number one myth we constantly hear is: “I haven’t been consistent in the past and for that reason I never will be”. However, here at TH Training we use these three steps to break down this myth and reinforces why it is called a myth. When people start working with us, we ask them what their goals are first. Once they tell us their goals we get them to tell us what their biggest barrier has been when trying to achieve these goals. The answer is always consistency. Sticking to something for a long term tends to be people’s most prominent challenge. However, it’s not as difficult as you may think and with these three simple tips we can change how we think about consistency and how we can stop seeing it as the number one thing that holds us back.

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Identify What You Did Previously

Firstly, you need to identify what you have tried in the past when it comes to losing fat, building muscle and nutrition? Did you set your boundaries too high? Did whatever you try work for you? You see, most of us are not realistic when it comes to our goals. Progress takes time and that’s why consistency is important. An easy way to deal with this is to instil new habits that we can adhere to and establish realistic, achievable goals. Goals we can actually visualize and can break down into smaller, very achievable micro-goals.
We need to set the levels of action required to a rate that we can easily achieve. Don’t be afraid to set these too low, we can always raise our standards as we progress. So many of us try to do too much too quickly and it ultimately leads to us wearing ourselves out and becoming more and more frustrated with our lack of results. Keep it simple and don’t overcomplicate things. 

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Start To Build More Achievable Habits

my-life-journal-BJ8qjwk_yLs-unsplash.jpgSecondly, what you did try in the past was too difficult, if not impossible to achieve. When we come to this realisation, only then can we start building new habits that align with our new, much more achievable fitness goals. If you see someone else doing something that generates results for them, that may not work for you as an individual. We are all different and if we don’t realise that we’ll be left questioning why certain things didn’t work for us and provide us with our desired outcome.
Most of us when we make the decision to pursue our fitness goals, we hop on some super intense training program where having a life outside the gym is near impossible. If something is too restrictive and overall leads to a decline in your mental state and your quality of life, you are obviously not going to stay consistent with that program. Which brings us onto the final step.

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Realise We Need To Try Something Different

Finally, after we have identified what we have done in the past, why it didn’t work and why it was too difficult to adhere to, we can eventually come to the realisation that we need to try something different. We need to make new habits for ourselves that are manageable, achievable and allow us to get closer to achieving our fitness and health goals. These habits have to be easy enough and compelling enough for us to take action on them every single day. We essentially are creatures of habit. The more we practice something, the more natural it becomes. It’s completely normal to feel out of your element when you try something new, but the more you do it, the more comfortable you feel.
So, ultimately, you need to implement habits and practices that you can stay consistent with. After all, these habits become our benchmark when it comes to our future success. The main secret to consistency is sustainable habits. Ones we can enjoy and ones that propel us into the lifestyle we want to have.

Conclusion

In the end, consistency will help you reach your goals. Without it, you might not have enough structure to allow for growth. Work first on figuring out your goals, determine the best route to take and the habits to achieve them, and start small. Once you feel comfortable with one small change, add another small change, and so on. Small changes are more sustainable over the long term and add up to form new habits. There will likely be days that your plan doesn’t work out how it was supposed to, but that doesn’t mean all progress is lost. You just need to maintain your level of consistency in the long term. Do this, and you will no doubt achieve the goals you wanted to accomplish.

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