Be Consistent in 2015
The New Year is here and many people are embarking on resolutions to improve their fitness and lifestyle habits. In fact, it is the #1 resolution made. If getting in shape is your personal goal for the upcoming year, put a big focus on consistency, rather than extremity. Many people think they need extreme diets and excessive workout habits in order to achieve their fitness goals. This is not true. It is all about consistency when going after your goals. I would rather have someone workout three times a week for the entire year, then if they worked out hard for six weeks, then quit. Staying steady and consistent will lead you to the results you desire to achieve.
As you move through the year, you will have times when you will need to step things up, add an extra workout and eat a little better. But you will also have times when you need to back off a little, focus on recovery and allow your body to rebuild. Recognizing these feelings and listening to your body will be a tremendous component for you to consistently move towards your ultimate goal.
Which brings me to my next point; it’s important to know where you want to go. This is where goal setting will help you decide your destination. Whatever goal you have decided on, you must break the goal down into small action steps. What will you need to achieve today in order for you to move closer to your eventual goal? What will you need to achieve in January for you to move closer to your goal? What will you need to achieve in the first quarter of the year for you to move closer to your goal?
Example goal breakdown: “I will complete 208 workouts in 2015. In order for me to achieve this goal, I need to complete 52 workouts per quarter, 17 workouts per month and 4 workouts per week. I need to schedule those four workouts in my weekly schedule and not miss.”
Odds are, if you are consistently completing your daily and weekly action steps, it will lead you to achieving your monthly goal, which will guide you to achieving your quarterly goal and this process directs you to attaining your highest endeavors. Again, it’s all about consistency. If you see that you fell a little short one month, you simply step up the next month and get back on track.
Let 2015 be the year that is all about consistent healthy living. Forget the extreme diets and excessive workout habits. Just be consistent and you just might get in the best shape of your life.
Bring it on 2015!