• What It Takes to Stay Consistent With Your Fitness

    What It Takes to Stay Consistent With Your Fitness

    Over the last decade I’ve fallen in love with myself. I’m proud of the way I’ve been able to stay consistent with my workouts. It’s not easy to do. It’s much easier to not stay in shape.

    I now spend a lot of my time helping others get starting and stay motivated and consistent with their fitness with my early morning boot camp and personal training services.

    1. Switch it up. I change my workouts every few months. There may be months where I run more than I lift. There are months where I don’t lift heavy. Over the last year or so I’ve added elements of cross-fit to my workouts. This is something I’ve come to fall in love with. I’ve even added more cross-fit workouts to my boot camp for my clients.
    2. Change your relationship with food. If you look to food for comfort or if food makes you feel good about yourself, imagine being able to get that feeling when you look at yourself in the mirror. I look at food as a source of nourishment for my body. This may sound crazy, but I don’t even need seasoning with a lot of my food. I just want to eat it…and I eat it because I know it will benefit me. I’m not perfect though. I still eat lots of sweets (I mean LOTS of sweets).
    3. Don’t force it. If I’m not feeling the way a workout is going, I stop…even if I’m only a few reps in. I also may take weeks off. During that time off, however, I never let bad eating habits take over.
    4. Sense of pride. Just knowing that you’re taking care of your best asset. Money doesn’t matter. Having all the money in the world means nothing if you don’t like what you see in the mirror. You’re investing in yourself.
    5. Embrace the experience. The soreness. The burning in your muscles. The sweating. The smell of the gym. The looks you get. The way your clothes fit.
    6. Think long-term. I refrain from using supplements because I believe that if I can’t get the nutrition from my food I don’t need it. I don’t want to have to keep buying supplements to see results.
    7. Goals aren’t necessary. While I try to help my clients by setting goals, both short-term and long-term, the main goal should be to stay consistent. My only goal is to not fall off!

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