People tend to make getting in shape over complicated.
It does not have to be.
Here are 4 things to keep in mind as you continue your fitness journey:
1.) Set A goal
Essentially, work towards something. And make sure that something is realistic but challenging. It is easier to become discouraged and get lost if you do not have a concrete goal that you are working towards. You just have to make a plan and stick with it. There are really no tricks to it.
2.) Be Consistent
Make the decision that no matter what, you will put in the consistent actions. Most people struggle getting the results because they lack the consistency. When you think about it, hitting your goals comes down to your daily habits. Therefore, if you are in the daily habit of getting in your exercise, and making good nutritional choices, then you are consistent.
It’s not just about what you do, but how much you do it.
3.) Make it convenient
Sure, you can sign up for a monthly membership gym, but is it out of the way for you? Does it take just as much energy to get there?
If so, then these things can demotivate you from be as consistent as you want to be. You want to create conditions that will make it easier for you to succeed. Chances are, if it is inconvenient for you to do, then you won’t be as motivated to do it.
If you are not willing to join a gym right now because of the pandemic, then create a “station” at home and designate a space for you to get your workouts done.
Make it convenient
4.) Stick with the diet fundamentals
Here is where most get hung up. Dieting.
Should you eat a low carb diet? Should you be counting macros and every single calorie? Should you do intermittent fasting?
This goes back to the convenience aspect. Is this going to create more unnecessary work that you are already NOT used to doing that will overload you?
If you were already careless about how you ate, is it realistic to suddenly grab a food scale and weigh your foods daily?
If you can, great!! Go for it. But if not, no need to push the envelope.
Doing the simple things like drinking a gallon of water per day, aiming for 7-8 hours of sleep per night (the hardest for most), eating more whole foods, and aiming for 30-60 minutes of exercise at least three days per week is all you really need to do.
How about just eating more mindfully and distraction free?
That alone is a powerful system to start with. And when done consistently, will not only help with your fitness goals, but will be life changing.
Hopefully knowing these 4 things will help you as you begin or continue your journey.
Let us know in the comments below which of these you struggle with the most
By the way, if you have tried to do these things and maybe have struggled with the accountability aspect, and have found yourself thinking “I know what I need to do, but I think I need more accountability from someone else!” then let’s set up a complimentary Success Phone call where we can strategize.
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