Most people are perpetually searching for the “best” workout. The “best” diet. The “best” exercise. And, in the process, they try from program after program, diet after diet, workout after workout, cleanse after cleanse, supplement after supplement...but they rarely ever get to a point in which they’re truly happy with how they look.
They might see progress in the beginning - when they start something new - but before long they hit a plateau and lose motivation and rebound back to where they started (sometimes even further).
It’s not sexy or marketable and I definitely can’t sell an ebook on it or get rich...but it’s the truth.
There is no such thing as the “best” workout or diet or exercise or program. It doesn’t exist.
Because...everything works. Everything. Low carb, high carb, paleo, vegan, organic, south beach, mediterranean, keto. Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, spin, yoga, zumba, rock climbing, running.
It works. All of it works. They all have different benefits and accomplish different things...but they all work and can help you achieve your goals.
So what’s the secret to success if not finding the “best” workout or diet?
It’s finding what you love. Doing something you enjoy and get excited about. Because the real key to success lies in consistency of practice. And if the “best” program isn’t sustainable...it’s worthless.
Do what you love and never look back.
We have all had the old friend from high school slide in to our DMs with the super vague " Hey Hun, have you heard of ______". This is my take on the MLM "health coach" boom and why I find it dangerous.
KNOW YOUR WHY
No, I don’t mean to “lose 20lbs for Spring Break”. Dig deep. What is the real reason you want to get healthy? I “why” is being a Mom. I grew up with a Mother who was severely overweight. This led her to have extreme health issues. I decided when I became a Mom I wanted to be the healthiest I could for my son. This reason keeps me going even on the days I don’t want to. Knowing your “why” is a crucial first step. On the days you don’t feel like it, having a solid “why” will carry you through.
2. CREATE ACTIONABLE GOALS
Instead of creating goals like “lose 20lbs for Spring Break”, make actionable goals. A goal like “3-5 workouts each week until May” will get you much farther than a goal that focuses on your weight. A goal without a plan is just a wish. If you want to be successful create a plan. Even a simple outline works. Get a journal and dedicate it to said goal. Use it to write monthly goals, jot down references and keep track of progress.
3. TRACK YOUR PROGRESS.
Whatever your goal may be track your progress along the way. Ever hear the saying "Once you see results it becomes an addiction? ". Write down your progress so you can see the changes happening. Progress pictures are a wonderful way to track fitness progress. It can be so motivating seeing the changes start to happen.
4. GET ACCOUNTABILITY
The thing I find most people are missing in their fitness regimen is accountability. Without someone to check in with, it can be easy to get off track. Tell people about your goals. The more the better. This will help you create a community to support you in your goals. Accountability is the key to success. Tell everyone about your plan and how you plan to achieve your goal. Once you talk the talk you are more likely to feel the need to walk the walk.
5. GIVE YOURSELF GRACE
Making a major life change happens gradually. Allow yourself to be a beginner in whatever goal you take on. Slow progress, is progress. Has beating yourself, tearing yourself down or dwelling on the past ever got you to your goal? Take it day by day! It’s not about being perfect every day, but showing up daily.
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Are you struggling with seeing progress on your fitness journey? Have you hit a plateau? Here are some of the reasons you aren't seeing progress.
- You aren’t being honest about your nutrition
- You aren’t tracking extra bites, tastes licks
- Planning / Scheduling
- You are doing the same thing you were in the beginning
- Too soon / patience / need more time