Being consistent is the key to success!

June 2, 2014

Exercise consistency can be challenging.  If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
 

Consistency, routine, commitment is very important.

 

Consistency is how you get from point A to point B.  It’s also how you stay healthy and feel better.  Here are some steps for you to take:

 

1)  Create a specific, focused goal.

 

Studies show people who set goals are more likely to reach them than those who just wander through life aimlessly.  Your goal needs to be specific, such as “I exercise three times a week for my health and fitness” or “I lose three sizes by September 1st” not just “I’m going to exercise” or “I’m going to lose weight.”
 

2)  Use visual imagery

 

Post a photo from a magazine or online of what you want to look like.  Even paste your head on the body and tape it where you’ll see it EVERY day, such as the corner of the bathroom mirror.  That creates a visual reinforcement of your goal. 
 

3) Talk to yourself....really!  :)

 

Repeat to yourself, out loud, several times a day, “I am healthy and fit.”  Look in the mirror while saying this to yourself.  It works!
 

4) Choose an exercise you will do.
 

The exercise should challenge and interest you.  Step outside the box of what you know (your "comfort zone") and learn something new.  Check out T-Tapp buy clicking this sentence now.

 

5) Get a calendar

 

Make an appointment with yourself on your calendar to do your workout and don’t break it - no excuses. If your boss said "I need to see you Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., it is about your job, don't be late."  Do you think you would miss this meeting?  Of course not, because it had a very special, important, specific meaning that could change your outlook.

 

You are just as, and even more, important. Make and keep those self-appointments for improving yourself, physically and mentally.
 

On average it takes 21 days to create a new habit and this is a habit you WANT to have.  Make the plan, set the dates and do what you have been wanting to do for such a long time.

 

Of course if you need help, encouragement, direction, AVD Fitness is here for you.  Call, text or email us anytime.

 

 

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