There is one reason why many people haven’t yet reached their goals, and it’s a simple one. It’s something that I’ve struggled with in the past, and it just may be the one thing that’s holding you back from your results.
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 to their diet and exercise routine.
Almost everyone can exercise and eat right. You’ve probably done it before. But any fitness/nutrition plan only works when you consistently stay with it, over time.
Many people start, stop, start again, take a few days (or weeks, or months... or years!) off, then try to get back on track. This rollercoaster is frustrating and chips away at your belief that it is possible for you to get in shape.
What if I told you that you’re 5 feet from gold? That if you pushed through the "wall of goo", and stuck with the program with consistency over time, you’d finally achieve the results that you’ve been wanting.
You are 5 feet from gold; don’t stop now!🤩
The fact is that almost anyone can stick with a fitness and nutrition plan for a little while, like a 30-day program, or a week or two of solid effort.
It’s those who commit to consistency beyond the short term that will see the big changes and experience results they can maintain. Once you've accomplished your goals and your brain now believes that it is possible for you, you can continue your new habits and healthy lifestyle without worry.
Okay, so we all see how valuable consistency is, and we all want to do it, BUT if you get off track time and time again, how do you tap into the consistency you need to make a real improvement in your life?
Use these three steps…
✅ See it: Define exactly what it is you want to be consistent on. For example, instead of saying that “I’ll start exercising,” say, “I’ll do the 6am workout on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 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 you feel about yourself?
It’s time to get your emotions involved. Daydream and visualize getting to that outcome, feel it, emotionally invest yourself in creating that reality.
✅ Do it: You’re clear about what you want. You feel invested in getting the results. Now go about the business of committing to and taking consistent action toward your goal.
When life gets in the way, get back on track ASAP.
You don't have to be perfect, just consistent.