You see you might say well I see this big guy on the train every morning as I go to work. He is consistent. He always has a Macas bag in his hand. That is consistency right? Well yes that is right. But being consistent at eating Macas for breakfast every day is not the way to get into shape. At least he has his consistency down so we will give him points for that.
Yes, consistency is the key to getting into shape. In fact consistency is the key to achieving anything in your life! Think about it. If you made a conscious effort to read for 30 mins every day for the next 5 years, do you know how many books we will go through? Think about all the valuable knowledge you will gain from this education. Even if you were reading non-fiction the whole time your reading speed and skills would increase, and so would your vocabulary. You would indeed gain intelligence in the process. All from following a consistent approach to reading.
So how do we use this to get into shape? Well I am sure you have figured that out by now. It simply means following a consistent approach to doing all the activities and lifestyle choices that will get you into shape. In simple terms:
- Following a varied and nutritious eating plan – consistently
- Incorporating physical exercise into your daily or weekly schedule – consistently
It really can be that simple. No-one ever got in great shape by changing their eating habits for 4 weeks and then going back to the way they were. Where is the long term consistency? And no-one ever became more physically fit by working out once a year. They got fit by consistently working out a set number of times per week.
Sure everyone has different work schedules and available time throughout their lives but as long as you follow the process of consistency you will achieve the dream body you have always wanted, or may have had many years ago. Even just committing 10 mins a day, 3 days per week is a great start. If you can make this part of your consistent weekly routine you will notice results over time.
You want quicker results? Well you simply need greater focus and commit to more invested time. Either way you cannot try to look for shortcuts and quick fixes. There is no point trying to work out non-stop for 1 whole week of the year and then do nothing for the rest of the year. Instead incorporate the consistent approach into your life. When you get used to the level of working out, see if you can increase it. The same with eating try to focus on removing junkie foods from your weekly diet and change them with healthier options. Before you know it you will be in the best shape of your life. All with consistent changes!