The one who goes 0–100 and wonders why they’re back at 0.
Consistency is the key to success for just about anything, but especially when it comes to making fitness a lifestyle.
Over the course of 3 or so years I have transitioned into some kind of fitness junkiee/enthusiast. When I tell people how often I workout ( 5–6 days a week) everyone seems to be a bit taken back by it. Usually they will make a comment about why I don’t train for a competitive training show (as if the only people that get in the gym are the ones competing) or they’ll ask why I do it and what’s pushed me to be the way I am. My response to pretty much everything is,
it’s a part of my life now.
At first it was not. At first getting to the gym was a chore that I either refused to do or I did it half-assed. I was always skinny growing up and I never really thought I needed to workout, I never fully understood the benefit of working out so I just didn’t. That’s how it’s supposed to feel. Nobody actually wants to go to the gym and push themselves to their limits 6 days a week for an hour a day. It’s just not in our human nature to want to be in pain. BUT it is in our human nature to want to survive and this plays a huge role getting some people into the gym. Some have to reach drastic measures and be forced to lose weight, others will make the decision themselves for personal reasons. No matter what at some point everyone will find themselves trying to make the change to a healthier lifestyle.
I don’t care what anyone says nobody wants to be an unhealthy, out of shape couch potato.
If you’re unable to incorporate exercise into your daily routine chances are you’re lacking in one, if not all of the above listed points.
So often I have friends or co-workers who will talk to me about wanting to get healthier or lose a few pounds and I’m always excited for them because I know what it’s done for me. It’s hard to not get excited, when you’re passionate about something you want to share it. It’s natural. Though I notice the same routine in most of my friends, they get super excited to start this change (which is always good) but they go in with unrealistic goals for themselves and end up burned out after a week or two. We all see this happen to someone we know, I call it the fitness freakout.
First they’re freaks and then they’re out.
There’s no pill. There’s no juice. There’s no wishing for it. There’s ONLY consistency.
You need vision.
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Break that into goals
Three months from now?
If you go into fitness or really anything with the mindset of finding a cheat, you’re going to be unsuccessful. You have to be willing to dedicate yourself 100% to becoming healthier or you won’t. Make fitness work for you, just because I go 6 days a week for an hour a day doesn’t mean YOU have to. You just have to find what works best for you and keep doing it. Over and over and over until you don’t even realize you’re doing it because it’s so routine. It’s amazing what you can train your mind and body to do, first you learn to be fit and then you take on another challenge in life. The key is to stay motivated and moving forward, doesn’t matter how slow you’re moving just don’t stop moving.
What are you doing now to be better than you were yesterday?