Consistency is Key
What are the things you do every day, without really even thinking about them? You brush your teeth, hopefully floss, go to work, check your child’s homework, watch “The Bachelor.” Just kidding on that one!
The things that you do every day, those habits that you have adopted and no longer even think about, are reflected in your health and well-being. If you don’t wear sunscreen regularly (even if you live in Seattle!) your skin will wrinkle and age prematurely. Yikes, don’t do that!
But what about healthy eating and rigorous exercise? Do you do those every day, or just sporadically?
I hope you’ll forgive a little tough love here.
There is simply no way you are going to lose weight and keep it off unless you commit to a healthy eating and exercise plan for the rest of your life.
That’s it; that’s the key to success.
If you only do it every once in a while, when you feel like it, when it’s easy, when all of the planets are aligned – or whatever – you will not lose a significant amount of weight and maintain that weight loss.
Your body is a reflection of what you do to it and for it every single day.
People tell me all the time that they do exercise, they do watch what they eat, but they still can’t lose weight. Really? What did you do yesterday? They’ll run through a list of activities and maybe mention a workout. And what did you eat yesterday? They’ll hem and haw about how they usually eat healthy, but yesterday was an exception because it was their daughter’s birthday (or cousin’s son’s bar mitzvah … or tailgating before the game … or St. Swithun’s Day) so they overate, but they got right back on track today. Mostly.
No, I would argue, yesterday was not an exception. You’re eating like that way too often. You must consistently follow your eating plan and exercise nearly every day to successfully lose weight and keep it off.
This is exactly why it is critical that the eating plan you choose (remember, our topics last week, “Diet vs Eating Plan” and “My Story”) must be one you can commit to for the rest of your life. It must be one that you can do consistently, without having to think about it too much every day.
If you’re battling internally, struggling to stick to your eating plan every day it isn’t gonna last.
You won’t find a soul on the planet that is more sympathetic than I am about how difficult this is to accept. But accept it you must if you want to be successful.
Consistency is key.
If you consistently eat a healthy diet that is within your calorie range and move your body regularly you will be able to maintain a healthy weight.
Losing weight isn’t particularly complicated.
It is, however, very, very hard to do. But it gets easier. And you are so damn worth this!
Let’s go get it!