Most people when you talk to them will be enthusiastic, if a little vague at times about their exercise programme, and their eating programme. As you know, the goal that really works for you should be regular, consistent training. The same should be true about eating, with good nutritious food forming the core of your eating programme, with occasional treats thrown in now and again.
Many people will tell you they “belong” to a certain gym, and when asked when they go, they will often reply that although they haven’t been for a few weeks or months, they are determined to get right back into it, AS SOON as they get new trainers, or they finish work earlier, or their “training partner” starts back again, i’m sure many of you can add many more excuses to that list!
With their eating plans, many people will tell you that their new eating plan starts “next monday”! Or maybe after christmas, or after their works party or when they get “motivated”, again there are many excuses involved in these answers of course.
Choosing to get back into a healthy lifestyle “someday” is not really good enough if you want some decent results, there’s an old saying that “the road called someday leads to a town called nowhere”! Surely now is the time for all of us to be honest and admit how much we have slipped or congratulate ourselves that we actually ARE doing fantastic!
Back to the title of this thread, being regular and really consistent with your training really is key. If you miss the odd week here and there, it can really de-rail your progress, if you miss the odd month, then you really need to re-evaluate if you want to be fit and healthy or not!
Most experts will tell you that if you miss a week, then it takes 1-2 weeks to get back to normal, if you miss a month of training, then it will take 1-2 months to get back to normal and so on. Unless you are ill, you really have no excuse not to keep the promises you made to yourself when you first started!
Having a “haphazard” or irregular training schedule means you have given in and resorted to making excuses for a living, and you need to dig deep and get back on course. Human beings don’t do well when they have no direction or goals in life, every one of us needs something to go for in life, the difference between being successful in that pursuit and not being successful is simply DOING IT and TAKING PART.
There’s often no magic formula, you have all the information on what you need to do, and if you don’t, let me know. Don’t make it complicated, get a decent set of trainers, eat some fresh healthy food when possible, get some good sleep and just PARTICIPATE!
Let me know how you all get on, because you all have it in you to do well!