Most of us struggle with consistency especially when it comes to macro tracking and exercise.
Here’s what I believe is the true make or break factor when it comes to finding success in your food and fitness program:
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠.
The solution is pretty simple but far from easy. You just have to do it!
The key here is to first build one habit (exercise) and then begin to expand on that one habit (exercise and macro tracking).
But what do most most folks do? Most people start a gazillion new habits all at once. They get overwhelmed; burned out; sick or injured and sooner than later they are back at square one.
To flip this mindset switch, you’ll need to simplify your process and get realistic with your goals!
#1. Accept that your health goals will take time, a long time. Forever, really 😉!
Give yourself at least 1 year to create a fully integrated healthy lifestyle.
#2. Determine and commit to a realistic wellness routine.
Think about how often you can exercise if everything in your day goes wrong. This will help you set a realistic exercise frequency that you can achieve even when stuff happens. The only goal here is to build an exercise habit by lowering the bar to entry.
#3. Focus on this ONE metric: 𝘿𝙞𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙚𝙭𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙚?
Don’t focus on scale weight or measurements. Keep it simple. ❤️
The only goal here is to stay focused on the one habit that you have deemed within your control, in this case, exercising a certain number of days per week.
Remember, first we build the habit and then we look to expand on that habit! 💪🏾
#4. Commit to your exercise frequency for 3 months. Remember Step #1 about this taking, like, forever? 😃
Understand that your health and wellness is a lifestyle. Its a marathon not a sprint!
#5. “Never skip twice.” Shit 🤦🏽♀️ happens & we fall off the wagon. The goal here is to not stay off for too long in the first place. So make a commitment to yourself to never miss two workouts in a row! If you miss a beat, start again with the very next workout. Commit to the process not the end result.