Consistency and habits go hand in hand, you can’t have one without the other! But how do you get consistent + start creating those habits? That’s what I dive into with this episode because you can reach those goals, accomplish those dreams and soar past your expectations! I’ve seen it all done before and all you have to do is start. So, here is your push, are you ready to make lifetime habits?
TAKING TIME FOR YOURSELF EACH DAY
Now, I am going to relate consistency to movement because I get a lot of women that come to me saying they started my programs and then totally fell off the wagon or don’t have time to move every day. But I want you to know that consistency doesn’t just come with movement, it can come from your morning routine, personal development and mindfulness just to name a few.
With anything you set your mind to, you need to allow time for that goal each and every day. Even if it’s just 10 minutes a day!! By showing up daily, you will already begin to create these habits for lifelong success. It’s not about perfection, it’s about showing up consistently.
"GO BIG OR GO HOME"
There’s always this, “go big or go home,” mentality that comes with fitness goals in the new year. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the go big attitude and knowing the sky is the limit. But once you figure out what, “go big,” means to you, you need to reel it back in and ask yourself, “what is realistic to accomplish today?”
This is where most people fail with not only their New Year’s resolutions but goals in general because they expect these results right away.
I want to share this quick story of a man who wanted to lose some weight and get in a normal habit of working out at the gym. For the first month, all the man did was show up at the gym, hang out for a little bit and then go home… this man didn’t workout for the first month of showing up at the gym.
You might be asking yourself, “Why even waste your time doing that,” and that’s because the next month he would show up at the gym out of pure habit and then he started doing a little movement and so on and so forth and next thing you know he is starting a consistent habit of getting himself to the gym and working out more effectively.
This example comes back to the fact that habits + results take time because you are setting yourself up for lifelong success.
Foundational habits relate to what your core beliefs are and how you identify YOU! This will help better explain why you want to create the habits that you want to create. The answer to this why will guide you in how you are going to show up every day. I give more examples of different ways approach this process in this episode, so be sure to listen to it to gain some insight on how to set up habits that work for you, your schedule and your lifestyle.
This is where being realistic will help you become sustainable with your habits because those baby steps, those small victories, help to keep you moving forward to the next step that you are going to take. It’s not failing if progress is being made, it’s only failing when you give up.
WHAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK
Time is always a big one and the truth of the matter is that there is always enough time, you just have to prioritize what’s worth your time on a daily basis.
DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
If you don’t know where to begin, I always suggest going out for a walk. Or if you’re doing a lot and you don’t know what to do next, reach out to me! I would be happy to help guide you in the right direction!
LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Focus on the reason you started this habit. Was it to get rid of back pain or to lose the last of that baby weight? Whatever it is, go back it and let it be motivation for you to keep going.
If you need a physical accountability partner, I challenge you to go out and find one! Even a virtual one is great, I see women in my Core Rehab Program ask in the support group for an accountability buddy. How amazing is that! A consistent place for women to go for support, motivation and accountability.
"ALL OR NOTHING"
Say goodbye to this all or nothing attitude and start maximizing the time that you do have to help create better consistency. You don’t have to do a lot to start seeing results.
If this is the case, maybe there are some other things that are going on that you need to bring attention to. Reaching out to a functional med doctor, a certified nutritionist or just cleaning up your diet can be good first steps in increasing your energy. On the flip side, just because you wake up with no energy shouldn’t mean that you don’t do any movement. Ten minutes is all you need to get the blood flowing as I am a firm believer that movement is healing, so move when you can and then see how you feel.
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The material contained within is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before beginning a new regiment or purchasing any product(s).
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