I’ll be the first person to admit that when I was competing my off season consistency was a bit of a battle. I would finish doing a show in June and wouldn’t compete again until the following April. Here’s my dirty little secret. I didn’t stay consistent. It took me about 2 seasons of this consistent non-consistent behavior for me to realize that if I was consistent with my off-season nutrition and workouts getting it together for a show wouldn’t be as hard.
For those of you don’t compete. You know what I’m talking about you know you watch what you are eating to get ready for a friend’s wedding or vacation and once that event happens you go back to your old ways and then wonder how you put the weight back on. With consistency, anything is possible. In real estate, it’s about location, location, location. In fitness, it’s about consistency, consistency consistency.
I know first hand that consistency is tough. In order to remain consistent, we need to change is our mindset. Our healthy lifestyle is a CHOICE not a death sentence. On my program, I encourage you to eat clean at least 80% of the time. For the 20%, these are the meals that we should savor and enjoy. It’s when we have those little nibbles, bites or I’ll do it just once’s that eventually catch up with us. So.. how do you stay consistent?
- Patience. Know that consistency will pay off. Many of you want week-by-week changes, sadly our bodies don’t agree. We need to trust the process and stay the course knowing that your best body is just waiting for it’s unveiling.
- Taking Consistent Action. I feel you; I can be one of the biggest procrastinators on the block. The two things that make me take action with my fitness is making a plan and recipes. Each week I sit down and schedule my workouts in my calendar. I treat it like an appointment I can’t break. Now if something does come up, I go back to my calendar and reschedule the workout, but trust me it must be HUGE for me to give up a workout. As for my nutrition, I’m a big fan of recipes. On Saturday mornings while I’m drinking my coffee I pour through the internet to find new clean recipes or recipes that I can make clean. Trust me I’m no Rachael Ray, but I do what I can. Here is of my favorite sites. All Recipes
- Setting A Goal. Each month I set a goal. With each goal, I give myself a reward. Have you heard of a little place name Lululemon? That place is my personal fitness reward center. When I have a goal, I’m like a machine especially with a reward like Lulu! Here are some examples of goals I set for myself in the past — By the end of a month I will mix up my cardio. I will get on a new piece of cardio each time I go to the gym. I will try 3 new starches during this month. I will limit myself to 2-cheat meals/week – no nibbling. Make sense?
At the end of the day we all want results. Want to know the secret to getting results? Being consistent! Feeling stuck or stalled?? Reach out. I am running 30 Day Slim Down Challenge to help jumpstart us all toward summer.