It can be difficult to stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine. We all go through it, even fitness coaches. It becomes even harder on days when you have a bad case of the "I don't wanna." But, in order to achieve goals such as weight loss, muscle gain or new skills, consistency is key. There are a few simple hacks you can use to keep yourself on track.
Have a Goal
Don’t just “exercise.” Have a specific goal you are working towards. It should be measurable and realistic. We encourage our members to stay away from weight goals, and choose things like inches lost, inches gained, health improvements, an article of clothing they want to wear, improvement in a daily living skill, or the achievement of a new skill.
It’s so much easier to stay on track when you know that consistency is the only way to achieve your goal.
Plan Your Next Workout Before You Arrive At the Gym
Free-styling rarely works. Even fitness coaches plan their own workouts in advance. You’ll find that your workout will make sense, and you’ll be efficient. Get a workout log, build a spreadsheet, or whatever works for you. Just plan ahead, and follow your plan.
Do you enjoy taking classes? Sign up in advance, put it on your calendar, and tell other people you’re going.
Have A Workout Buddy, Even If You Work Out At Home
No one wants to bail on a friend. Find someone who will hold you accountable. Someone who also has a goal, and wants to be consistent.
Zoom also helps our members stay consistent. We offer the opportunity to attend all of our classes virtually, so travel, vacations, or waiting for the cable guy don't interrupt their workout schedule.
Having strategies to create consistency will make it much easier to stay on track. Do you use strategies to stay consistent?