Hey guys! It's been a few weeks since I have offered some words of wisdom. Today, I am going to tackle a subject that applies to EVERYONE! Consistency. I often have people ask me why they aren't making progress. "Why haven't I gotten any stronger? Why haven't I gotten any leaner?" Usually the answer lies on decisions people make outside of the gym- diet, sleep, stress, etc. Sometimes the issues lies in the gym itself. When I take a look at the books and find out that people are averaging 1 visit per week over the last couple of months, the answer is abundantly clear... Just show up.
Training is like anything else. It needs to become a habit. After 6 or 12 months of continual attendance, you will be amazed at what can occur. Each workout or meal you complete will add on to the one before, and sooner than later, you will be closer to what you're seeking athletically. A lot of the issues people have is finding their fittest self often comes in the inability to create healthy habits. Eating the correct foods at the correct times; showing up at the gym ready to train on a consistent basis; going to bed; and, waking at a reasonable time.
Sometimes life can get in the way of our fitness goals. We are injured, family or work can be inconsistent. All of these are important and inevitable but can be worked around. Make the commitment to yourself and your family that your health and fitness needs some level of dedication. A healthy and happy employee or parent is much more productive. Be that vision of health for your coworkers and children. Injuries happen but can always be worked around. Healing up is much easier when you keep moving and training the body. Don't let the excuses win!