Do you ever wonder what the key to success in a fitness routine is? There are no secrets to improving your fitness. You need to work out, and follow a healthy diet consistently. If you try to do the right things time and time again and still are not getting results you are probably not as consistent as you need to be. A lack of consistency is the biggest mistake you can make in your health and fitness routine.
Our bodies have the incredible ability to adapt to the demands we place on it. One day in the gym isn’t going to make you stronger, leaner, or improve your endurance. However, those workouts add up and after a few weeks of consistent effort you will be amazed at the results. Fitness goals are typically formed around a desired physical adaptation such as gaining more muscle or strength, or losing fat. The physical demands you place on your body are responsible for the specific adaptations in which you receive and that takes time and a constant stimulus.
If you want to lose fat, then are you consistently burning more calories than you consume? If you want to improve your fitness, then are you consistently working towards your goal by working out 3 or more times per week? You cannot expect results with a poor diet, so are you constantly fueling your body with healthy nutrient dense foods? If you cannot answer yes to these questions then I bet your results are not what you want them to be.
For example with weight loss, to burn a pound per week you need to burn an extra 500 calories per day. Skip a day and you prolong your results and allow more opportunity to over consume. If you cheat on your diet and eat a ton of calories you could even set yourself back a week. Who has time for that?
Being healthy and fit is a lifestyle choice, and cannot be achieved short term. Every day is an opportunity to achieve something. If you let opportunity pass you by for whatever reason then you only have yourself to blame when you are unhappy with the outcome. You must take control and put the work in every day. The key to achieving results is consistency. That’s what it takes.