We’ve all been in a situation many times where we start something and decide that we will do it in the long run, actually after a while we give up for some reason, which of course is usually not that important. Continuity is important in everyday life, whatever we do and whatever our ultimate goal is. When it comes to physical exercise, we cannot achieve anything without continuous exercise. Not only can we not achieve certain results, but on the contrary, we do more harm than good. When you start exercising and give up after a short time, you may have given your body a certain “shock” by exercising completely unprepared and without relative knowledge of the volume and intensity of your training. And of course, after some time you usually plan to do something similar again, which is to start exercising and give up after a short period. This is one of many reasons why consistency is important in physical exercise and life in general.
HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED?
Unfortunately, it takes time to see the first results after a new lifestyle, and during that time, you need to stay motivated. It is very important to create a realistic image of yourself. One way is to stand in front of a mirror and look at the real you. Write down what you like about your body and what you want to work on. Then write down how you will achieve the desired results. In the beginning, start with simpler training so that you don’t overload your body, in other words, you can use training and exercises of lower intensity and of course progressively increase the load during training. Of course, muscle soreness is an inevitable and normal phenomenon for someone who has not exercised for a long time. Then the magnesium that you will drink after training can come to your aid because in essence it relaxes the muscles and reduces tension. In addition, stretching at the end of training is extremely important, because it can reduce the chances that your whole body won’t hurt tomorrow, that you can function normally or even do a new workout.
One of the clever ways to stay motivated and have consistency in your training is to find some old pants that you wore a few years ago that are back in fashion. You think how nice it would be to wear them again, but then you realize that it’s not that simple because you have to exercise first and lose a few kilos, but then you have to have continuity in your exercise so that you won’t soon return to your old weight. Continue training and a balanced diet until you are completely satisfied with your shape, and until your pants fit as they did when you bought them.
What is also very important is that you have continuity in the correct way of eating. As we already know, proper nutrition is equally important and an inseparable part of the training program you follow. Try to follow the plan, and no matter how hard it is, you must stay motivated and believe in your work. After a month, you will be proud of your perseverance, which will give you even more motivation to continue.
WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO TO HAVE CONSISTENCY?
Like in everyday life, business, or even during studies, a proper plan is a very important thing. My sincere advice to you is to organize your training program and nutrition program, and literally, mark each completed day. It is recommended that you find an experienced and educated personal trainer who will advise you on how to exercise, in other words, to give you a written training program and be there for you to motivate you and provide the necessary information about exercise and your progress. Of course, maybe you can do it all by yourself, but I’m sure it won’t be as good as when you have a professional trainer by your side. We at the Real Fit company provide the services of creating a training program, although we sincerely advise you to have a trainer next to you who will regularly exercise with you during your workouts, motivate you, and go through your progress at every moment.
Another important thing is to have a clear and realistic goal. If you want to lose weight, know that it will take time. Maybe you can achieve it in a very short time with the help of a nutritional diet and strong exhausting training, but know that you won’t be able to last long and that’s where the story of consistency is lost. Nothing can come true overnight, just think about how long it took you to put on all those kilos, so it would be great if we could easily put on kilos and lose them in an hour of work.
You must know that the main goal of physical exercise is: acceptance of physical exercise as an integral part of daily functioning. Physical exercise must become a habit, and when it becomes a habit, believe me, all your results will come, that is, you will reach your goals. Sometimes it will go faster and sometime it will go slower. It’s not one consistent line, it’s not simple as that. But the most important thing is that you will feel better over time, you’ll have less stress and better sleep time.
The advantages of continuous physical exercise and the benefits that arise when you have a professional personal trainer by your side are the following:
- Improved cardiovascular system
- Higher percentage of muscle mass
- Reduced percentage of body fat
- Stronger tendons and ligaments
- Reduced chances of any sudden injury happening
- Reduced stress that you face every day
- Improved blood count due to proper nutrition and exercise
- Stronger immune system and the best prevention of diseases
Our bodies accept changes gradually. Any sudden or rapid change can cause certain stress on our body and our psyche. Do not force yourself if you have not practiced physical exercise for a long time. The so-called military habits can be good, but they usually end with giving up physical exercise and an even greater accumulation of fat deposits and extra pounds. Real Fit trainers are here to advise you on how to exercise and to motivate you at any moment.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”