Ditch Perfection, Embrace Consistency: A Guide to Real Health and Fitness
Do you find yourself daydreaming about the perfect workout routine, the perfect meal plan, or the perfect body you think you should have? Well, let me burst that bubble gently – perfect doesn't exist, and it's about dang time we stopped chasing it.
Cause who wants to run, really? (Not me!)
In our whirlwind of busy lives, aiming for perfection can be as exhausting as chasing your own tail.
The truth is the real magic happens when we shift our focus from being perfect to being consistent.
Perfection is like that itch you’ll get on your upper back - always just out of reach. We strive for the perfect workout routine, the perfect diet, and the perfect results, but let's face it – perfection is an unattainable goal. The more we chase it, the more it eludes us, leaving us frustrated and demotivated.
That’s why consistency is queen!
Consistency is about showing up, even when the going gets tough. It's about doing something, no matter how small, every single day. Whether it's a 10-minute workout, opting for the stairs, or choosing an apple over a cookie, these little acts consistently practiced, become game-changers.
But the absolute biggest reason I preach consistency is because of how it reduces our mental fatigue. I don’t know about you, but at the end of some days my brain is tired! So, anything I can do reduce mental fatigue, count me in!
When we focus on doing a little bit each day, it feels manageable and achievable. No more stressing over the big picture or the 'ideal' plan. Consistency brings peace of mind and allows us to celebrate the small wins along the way.
4 Ways to Embrace Consistency in Your Health and Fitness Journey:
Micro-goals for Wins: Break down your health and fitness goals into bite-sized, achievable pieces. Aim for a 10-minute workout daily rather than an hour three times a week. Small efforts consistently add up!
Build Your Routine Brick by Brick: Establish a simple, manageable routine and build on it gradually. Start with a morning stretch, add a lunchtime walk, and end with a quick bedtime yoga session. Consistency comes from building habits one step at a time.
Celebrate Your Progress: Keep a journal or use an app to track your efforts. Celebrate your consistency, no matter how small the progress may seem. Did you get over 8,000 steps in for 15 days straight? Treat yourself to a non-food reward.
Forgive Yourself and Keep Going: Understand that life is unpredictable, and setbacks are a natural part of the journey. If you miss a day, don't beat yourself up. Forgive, forget, and get back on track the next day.
If the big parts feel overwhelming, I hope this blog post inspires you to start small and focus on consistency. Walking this journey with clients and coaching healthy habits is one of my favourite things, so reach out if you want to dive deeper. 💪🌟
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