4 Ways to Stay Consistent in Your Workouts

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It is no secret that we live in a society that is overweight, under-active, unhealthy, and unhappy with our bodies. And the problem is growing.

The irony of it is, we have more information about how to lead healthier lives and become bigger, stronger, leaner, and faster than ever before.

Countless healthcare and fitness professionals have dedicated their lives to learning the science behind how to make this happen.

There are hundreds and thousands of diets, exercise programs, supplements on the market now with promises of looking, feeling, and performing better.

Yet the problem is still growing.

The one main element people lack that is keeping them from meeting their goals is CONSISTENCY

No matter what we do in life we will not achieve the success we want unless we work at it day in and day out for months and months. The same goes for your exercise programs. You can have the best trainer in the world, and the best diet to follow, but if you do not stick with it consistantly, you will wind up spinning your wheels. This can be very frustrating for someone who is trying hit a certain goal.

Here are 4 ways to stay consistent in your workouts:

1. Start Now - You can't be consistent until you first start.  "I'll start next week" quickly becomes next month, then next year. Do yourself a favor...start today! That doesn't mean you have to begin with an hour on the treadmill or changing your whole diet.  Start small, but start now.  Decide to get up from your desk and take a 10 minute walk.  It's small habits accumulating over time that result in the most consistent routines.

2. Set Realistic Goals - Be honest.  Did you really think that 2 week detox diet was going to help you lose 40 lbs and get a 6 pack.  Set realistic goals. For weight-loss, you should aim for 1-3 lbs per week to maintain lean mass. Anything that promises more is probably lying or in doing it you'll decrease your metabolism from losing lean mass and the weight lost will quickly return.  Click HERE for more information on goal setting.

3. Plan - Lay out your clothes to workout in and carry them to work. Make a healthy lunch the night before so you aren't forced to grab fast food.

4. Stick It Out - A quote on the wall in a gym I used to workout in said "don't trade what you want most for what you want now."  It takes time to see changes in the way you look, feel, and perform.  Be patient and be consistent.  The time will pass anyway.  Why not continue to work toward your goals.

Share these tips with someone you know who needs some accountability to stick it out!

For more information on exercise technique or tips on how to look, move, feel, or perform better contact me at jswilliams0659@gmail.com.

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