The Secret of ConsistencyOct 07, 2020
The key to success, in anything, is often simpler than most would assume.
In fact, much of the time it's simple enough that it's a bit disappointing to the person seeking some "magical" answer that will solve all their problems and propel them to new heights.
Consider your nutrition for a minute.
Since bodyfat is burned in the kitchen, it's critical to follow a portion-controlled meal plan.
But, guess what?
If you don't prepare your meals ahead of time, it's kind of tough to be successful.
In fact, nearly every person I know, who has maintained a healthy bodyfat for years, prepares their meals ahead of time.
At our house, meal prep is a priority.
I grew up eating pasta, but nowadays we replace the calorie-dense noodles with delicious spaghetti squash.
Do we still enjoy old-school pasta?
Of course. Just in moderation.
How did the pasta chef get locked out of his house? He came home from work with gnocchi.
Well, the secret to getting strong and lean is simple enough that you'll be underwhelmed.
You might even ignore it for that very reason.
But that would be a big mistake.
Because if you apply this secret, you're almost assured to see progress and likely even substantial growth in all areas of your life.
So what is this secret?
Too simple? Hear me out.
The people who look 10 years younger than they actually are?
They're getting quality sleep nightly and managing stress.
Those who have athletic muscle?
Lots of progressive resistance training performed in a manner that minimizes the risk of injury.
Folks who are healthy and fit enough to do whatever they want whenever they like?
They're training 4 days per week and 52 weeks a year... getting around 208 workouts annually.
Those who have boundless energy?
They're not "too tired" to exercise and eat right.
And the same goes for maintaining a positive attitude.
No one experiences long-term happiness by hanging around naysayers and getting negative input all day long.
If you want to live the life you desire and deserve, you have to follow habits of health.
Every single day.
Why is this so important?
Here are just a few of the reasons:
🥇You'll get better with practice.
If you complete 208 workouts this year, you're bound to significantly improve.
With repetition comes comfort and confidence.
🥇The snowball effect.
The more meals you prepare... the more you reap the benefit of your cumulative work. Side note: I'm convinced that meal planning and prep is more about what you DON'T eat versus what you do eat.
Just because you ride the elliptical machine in your home gym, for a couple of weeks, doesn't mean you are losing bodyfat and getting healthy.
You'll have a much better chance of achieving your body-transformation goals if you have a world-class fitness-and-nutrition coach that keeps you accountable to your plan.
And I'll add one more.
I watch people amend their goals over and over... or show up inconsistently... or never really achieve what they set out to do, and it undermines confidence.
That was one of the reasons I got into coaching... I wanted to teach a consistent message and method that my clients could depend on.
So if you want to step up your fat loss or improve strength, don't overlook the power of consistency.
Show up and do good work in whatever work you're doing.
Do the little things over and over.
In time you will be rewarded. Just be consistent.
To your success,
Joseph Arangio helps 40+ men and women get leaner, stronger, and happier. He's delivered over 100,000 transformation programs to satisfied clients around the globe. If you want to lose weight from home, with the best online personal trainer, or you want to visit the best personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley, you can take a free 14-day trial.