Updated: Apr 24
If you're living on planet earth, you have probably struggled with this topic at one point or another. If you're looking for some strategies to implement to stay consistent with your health goals, keep reading!
1. Find your “Why”
Knowing your reason behind what you’re doing is very important. Your "why" is unique to you. Why do you want to lose 15 lbs.? Your "why" usually goes deeper than that. I'm sure it’s not just to lose 15 lbs. Really think about it and figure it out. You can also talk to a friend or a coach to help you narrow it down. When you get discouraged or just "don't feel like it", come back to your why.
For example: I want to feel and look the best I ever have in my wedding dress this fall.
2. Set Realistic Goals
Setting realistic and achievable goals can help you stay consistent with your exercise routine. Too many people set long-term goals and expect to achieve them in the short-term. This sets many people up for failure from the start. You can get moving with small goals and gradually increase them over time. Generating momentum for your success helps you stay motivated and avoid burnout.
For example: I will lose 4 inches off my waist in 12 weeks.
3. Create a Realistic Routine
With this, we're asking you to create a new non-negotiable in your life that works in your schedule. Treat it like any other appointment. You wouldn't miss an appointment with your doctor that you've been waiting for a month to have. Stick to the appointment. By sticking to it, you can eventually make exercise a habit. If we wait to fit in a workout the day-of, the day can easily get away from us and before we know it... we’re tired, it’s late, and we don’t feel like working out. Set yourself up to win. And remember that consistency is key for success.
For example: Commit to working out twice a week with specific days and times scheduled, rather than five days a week.
4. Get an Accountability Partner
Having an accountability partner can help you stay on track with your exercise and nutrition. You can share your goals, come up with a plan, and most importantly, stay consistent. This can be a friend or a personal trainer/coach. Find someone that is going to be honest with you and will call you out on any choices that go against your goals. Find someone that is supporting your journey.
For example: Heather hired a coach that helped her stay on her nutrition and workout plan in order to achieve the results she wanted. She lost 12 lbs. in 12 weeks and was able to buy her jeans a size smaller than normal!
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