Just like one unhealthy meal won’t make you gain 100kg, one healthy meal won’t make you instantly skinny. In simple terms, if you want to see results then you need to be consistent with your diet and exercise. In my opinion consistency is key in getting the results you are after, whether that be gaining muscle, loosing weight, increasing flexibility etc. It’s like when your parents use to tell you that practise makes perfect. I believe the same goes for achieving any goal. In terms of diet and exercise, if you keep repeating a routine long enough, then your body will learn and adapt to what you are teaching it to do. As hard as it can be to hear sometimes, you can’t expect to get results or be the best at something if you don’t continually work at it. This is why I am a firm believer that if you are generally very consistent with your fitness journey, then you will undoubtedly see progress overtime. In addition, depending on your goals and how you decide to change your current lifestyle, will indicate the speed of your results. This doesn’t matter though, as living a healthy life is about creating a lifestyle change and therefore is not considered a race! Take all the time you need to adjust to it, just please be consistent in doing so 🙌🏼.
➀ If it was easy then everyone would do it. I try to think about the fact that I am doing this particular task to make myself better and that it is meant to be challenging! I get excited by the idea that by eating a healthy meal or getting up early for a workout each day, is contributing to me growing and developing as an individual. I am always searching for ways to improve myself.
➁ Be proud of what I have achieved so far (even if it’s just taking the first step towards a new goal) and remember why I started. Reflecting on past experiences and feelings is so beneficial to your progress as it allows you to see how far you have come and what changes you have been able to make to get to where you are now. It can also show you where you struggled and how you were able to overcome those situations which is particularly helpful if you are confronted with a similar situation again. I reflect constantly in order to ensure I am doing things the best way possible and learning from my mistakes (according to what suits me).
➂ Lastly, I always try to remember that I am not perfect and I will inevitably slip up; skip workouts and indulge in unhealthy food. But despite all that, I still choose to love myself regardless. It’s so important to forgive yourself when you stray from your routine as you will not be able to progress any further with a negative mindset. If you are dieting and exercising for the wrong reasons, then you will more than likely regress and become very unmotivated to continue in time.