I don’t know about you guys, but I have found that whenever I set a goal for myself, be it in the gym or in another part of my life, it motivates me when I see the results. Seeing the results means I’m getting closer to my goal and in turn this makes my motivation get even higher!
In order to see results from your time in the gym, you need to become consistent in your training and nutrition. The ability to exercise correctly and eat right day after day are major success factors if you want to see changes.
We all stray from the path from time to time, or the unexpected things in life happen, which derail our best intentions.
But in the long run, the ability to be consistent, working at it day after day, really makes the difference in whether you reach your goals or not.
That’s why I created this list of 4 things you can start doing today to help improve your consistency and see more results.
Pick an exercise routine and nutrition program and then stick to it. Sometimes I see people falling into the trap of trying every fad diet that comes along; or changing their workout routines every time they read a new workout article. Because of this, they fail to see results and lose motivation. They ask themselves “What happened?”, blame it on the program and go looking for another alternative program to try. You need to stick with your training and nutrition programs long enough to give your body a chance to respond and for the results to become noticeable. I suggest staying on your chosen program for at least 90 days before entertaining the idea of changing it. And if it’s still working after 90 days, stick to it! Why fix it if it’s not broken?
Under-commit instead of over-commit. Make an honest assessment of how much time you have available to work out each week. If you only have three days a week to work out, then pick a great three-day workout program and stick to it. Don’t make the mistake of picking a five-day program, to then haphazardly make it to the gym only three days a week. It’s better to make a firm commitment to a set schedule every week. This will help with your consistency and will positively reinforce your sense of accomplishment.
Schedule it. You should schedule your workout time and meals just like you would any other important appointment such as a doctor’s appointment. If you schedule it in and work around your workout and meals you will become more consistent. Refuse to skip your workouts and meals.
Get a training partner or someone to be accountable to. Having someone that you meet at the gym, or at least someone that you are accountable to will help ensure that you stay with your program. It will help you stop skipping workouts.
While it’s obvious that consistency is one of those traits that you need in order to be successful, it’s not a trait that the majority of people work at all the time.
Use these 4 simple ideas to help yourself become more successful in your workout and nutrition program.
Yours in health,
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