How To Stay Consistent: 7 Ways To Reach Your Health Goals Moving Forward
You have the power to move yourself in any direction of your life.
Do you sprint to your goals or do your run the marathon. What’s the difference?
We live in a world where many wants instant gratification. No one is willing to be patient enough to see results. Even if it takes you longer than expected.
In order to see results, you have to have character traits that will lead you to your ultimate health goals. One of those traits is understanding how to stay consistent.
You want lose the weight right? Ask yourself if you’re doing what it takes to see those results. If not, we’re going to change that right now. What we want to bring you long-term motivation to fitness and health. So let’s learn the keys to consistency.
Today, we going to go into 7 ways to reach your health goals moving forward. If you’re already using these ways then you’re definitely on the right track. If not read on.
1. Be Patient
Most people are very impatient because we live in a world that wants instant gratification. But to see great results, you must be patient.
Enjoy the process and know that your health will improve. Unfortunately, things don’t happen as quickly as you want them to happen. Patience tends to move you towards actions.
Keep eating clean. Stay exercising even if you don’t see any progress. You have to be able to keep going despite the hard times.
Do you know the story of The Chinese Bamboo Tree?
The Chinese Bamboo Tree takes 5 years to grow. During that time, it has to be watered every day in order to grow to its full potential. Once it grows it’s the strongest tree in ever. And it all begins with patience.
2. Repetition Is Key
Without repetition, how will you find true success with your health goals? Repetition is the most important aspect to living a healthy lifestyle.
Have you ever heard the phrase “Practice makes Perfect.”?
Without it, there wouldn’t be a reason to see progress. Just do it.
Many people don’t realize that repetition is what all healthy people have in common. They make it in their mind to keep working at it without thinking about it.
Decide to eat nutritious foods every day. Create a goal to hit the gym 2-3 times a week, minimum. The more you do it, the easier it gets.
This is a great start to creating a repetitive habit that will soon become normal to you.
That’s the beauty of repetition. Learning from your mistakes and bad habits as you go so you improve them each day.
3. Enjoy The Process
Yeah, you won’t see results right away. But if you sacrifice todays struggles for tomorrows gains, it’ll be well worth it.
No one says it’s going to be easy, but it’s damn sure fun knowing you are giving it all you got to see the big prize. Some people don’t like the process. But it’s the important part of your success. Pharrell Williams said it best “You have to squint at success.”.
Don’t focus on the goals. Just focus on the process. At the end of the day you’re going to remember about the days you had to struggle and fight for your health more than the that beautiful number on the scale.
4. Keep Track of Your Progress
How do you organize today’s goals while planning the future? Keeping a journal is one way to accomplish this. Tracking your goals helps to keep you focus on what needs to be done in your 24 hours. Hopefully sleep takes up 8 of those hours.
There’s so many benefits to writing your goals down that is worth it to give it a shout. This can help, from writing down your meal hours, to scheduling your weekly workouts. Grab a Bullet Journal book to get started. Here’s a video to help get you started.
5. Find Motivation
Have you ever got pumped up to hit the gym?
Do you get excited when you’ve set up a new habit that you know will get you to your goal? Then a few days later, you lose your drive and feel like it’s never going to happen.
I know I’ve been there, but the reality is, there must be something that keeps you going when you’re not it. Where do you find motivation? Here are a few tips you can take with you to get you started.
Find motivation in yourself
Do you want to lose the weight? Well, be aware of the foods that you eat. Inspire yourself to be the chef that you are and find dishes that will help you enjoy healthier meals.
Surround yourself around supportive people
It’ nothing like being round good people who supports your goals. When you have friends and family that wants to see you accomplish your goals, it make it much easier not to drift off.
Keep Inspirational Quotes In Your Back Pocket
Inspirational Quotes are great when you need a little pick me up. Quotes give you a great perspective.
Ignore Your Feelings
There are going to be moments when you feel like eating that apple won’t have any lasting benefit. It’s going to feel much better just eating that cheese burger and enjoying the moment.
What if you have been exercising for months and tired of working so hard with no results to show. There are going to be moments when you want to give up. Fight those feelings, and look at the bigger picture.
Ignore the negative feelings and push through with motivation, patience, and repetition.
Don’t Beat Yourself Up
If you get to this point, you have developed a weakness that is very toxic. But there’s only one way to rid of this toxic feeling. Observe your faults and move on.
You will have minor pitfalls, but it only happens on that day. You always have the next day to look forward to. This is considered the fresh new start.
Believe that you have the self-power to do the right thing when the time comes. Take one day at a time. That’s all you can do.
We all want to be consistent in everything we do. This helps us to accomplish our goals in a shorter time. For you to stay consistent, practice repetition. This is key to getting closer to your goal.
Find motivation so it keeps you excited about the hard work you’re about to endure. If you enjoy the process, you won’t think so much about time, but progress. You may not know how long it takes, but you know when you get there it’s sweet victory.
Be patient and you eventually see your goals come to life. Don’t let your negative thoughts push you away from your goals. Don’t waste your time beating yourself up about what you did yesterday, because today is a new day, and you can make it better by following the first 6 tips.
What’s your secret consistency? How do you push through your during your health journey? Let us know in the comments.