How do you go from Couch Potato to Fit Lifestyle?
Yes, there are all the steps and the habits to change. But, there is one big thing. It’s something that I’ve personally struggled with in the past, and it just may be the one thing that’s holding you back from your big breakthrough.
That one thing is consistency.
Think about it. The difference that separates a fit person from a couch potato is the consistency with which the former applies their diet and exercise routine. That’s it!
I know that you can exercise and eat right. You’ve probably done it many times. And you know that to get in shape and stay in shape you need a great fitness plan. But that great plan only works when you consistently stick with it. If you start, stop, start again, take a few days off, then get back on track...this inconsistent effort won't lead to the results you are looking for.
What if I told you that you’re 5 feet from gold?
That if you simply dug in a little deeper, and stuck with the program with consistency over time, you’d finally achieve the big results that you’ve been hoping for all along. Well...
You are 5 feet from gold!
Keep going and improve your consistency!
The fact is that anyone can stick with a fitness and diet plan for a little while. Anyone can complete a challenge. Anyone can finish a 30-day program. Anyone can put in 2 weeks of solid effort.
It’s those who continue the consistency and get to see the big changes and experience the joy and triumph of real accomplishment. I want this for you.
The good news is that it doesn't have to be some crazy, hard core, intense, 7 days a week program! You can actually see amazing results with just 3 workouts per week (the kind that we do at Healthy Habits!) and healthy eating. There's even room for treats and skipped workouts, as long as you eat healthy and exercise regularly MOST of the time.
OK, so you can see how valuable consistency is, and you really want to do it, BUT perhaps you have experienced the "off and on" issue in your past. How do you tap into the consistency you need to make a real improvement in your life?
Use these three simple steps…
✅ See it: Define exactly what you want to be consistent.
For example, instead of saying, “I’ll exercise regularly,” say, “I’ll do the 12 noon workout class on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.” And instead of, “I’ll start eating healthy,” say, “I’ll eat XX number of calories per day divided into 5 small meals.”
The more specific the better!
Keep in mind that you are defining your actions – not your outcome. Don’t use this step to determine what size jeans you want to fit into. That outcome is a byproduct of you consistently doing the actions. Just clearly define the actions that you need to be consistent on.
✅ Feel it: Now that you’ve determined the actions needed, let’s think about that outcome and clearly define it. Be specific! What will you look like? What will that new body feel like? How will your friends and family respond to the new you?
It’s time to get your emotions involved. Daydream about getting to that outcome, feel it, emotionally take ownership of the idea of owning it. Allow yourself to feel EXCITED, PROUD, CONFIDENT, all the feelings that you WILL feel when you reach your goal. Feel AS IF it has already occurred and your brain will build new neural connections to drive your behaviors toward those new healthy actions.
✅ Do it: You’re clear about what you want. You feel emotionally invested in getting those results. Now go about the business of taking consistent actions toward your goal.
Yes, this sounds simple, and it is simple. Be consistent and you’ll soon strike gold. 🤩
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I’d love to help you! Give me a call or shoot me an email and let’s get you on track to your healthy lifestyle.
Let’s do this together.