3 Tips on How to Be Consistent
I know better than most how hard it can be to stay consistent! As a working mom with a side hustle, kids, a house to take care of, and a husband, life often gets in the way and it is super easy to just sit on the couch after a long day or get an extra hour and a half of sleep in the morning instead of going to the gym. Many women tell me that they have issues with both diet AND exercise! But mostly they tell me that they struggle with staying consistent!
Here are three tips on how you can be more consistent:
1. Make it part of your routine.
The easiest way to remain consistent is to make fitness part of your routine. Just like brushing your teeth! You don’t forget to brush your teeth, right? Well working out and eating healthy should be as much a part of your day as brushing your teeth, or your hair, or taking a shower. You don’t need to be at the gym for a lengthy amount of time, or spend hours of time in the kitchen creating chef-inspired healthy meals. Keep it simple and you will be more successful in your efforts!
2. Reward or punish yourself.
Another great tip for remaining consistent is to either reward or punish yourself, depending on which you prefer (punish does not mean to deprive yourself of food!). A reward can be to get a massage or a new outfit once you reach a certain milestone. Preferably, you should stay away from food-related rewards, using food as a reward or punishment can lead to incredibly dangerous habits and disorders surrounding food relationships. A punishment could be socking away $20-$50 dollars in savings or skipping a nail appointment. Whatever works for you as long as it is not food-related!
3. Get some accountability.
My last tip is to get an accountability partner. This can be anyone in your life who will text, call, or check-in with you and help you stay on track. Don’t have someone in your life who you feel will keep you accountable? Hire a coach, I help women nationwide reach their fitness goals! It’s incredibly important to have a coach or someone you can report to weekly. Even I have a competition-prep coach to help keep me accountable because it is very hard to be objective with yourself!
I hope these tips help you, and as always, I am available for coaching and offering tips and advice to anyone who needs it! Grab a free 10-minute call today!