Eating 6-7 meals per day. Lifting and/or cardio 5-6 days per week. Going to bed at a decent time. Reading and learning about healthy living. Day-in-day-out. This is the key to success. There is no magic formula, no spectacular thing you have to do. In order to be successful, you need to be consistent. Everyday will not be perfect, you will not PR every day. You might have to change your workout routine to accommodate other things in your life but the main way to develop a healthy lifestyle and keep it going is to be consistent. Even when things happen in your life that get you down, you have to remember that eating right and exercise are always a part of the plan.
You will never be successful until you realize this one simple truth.
When I go to the gym, I see the same people every morning and the same people every night. They might not be training for some grand event but they are consistent. These people will outlast those who only stop in when they are dieting, or only training for a competition and then go right back to a sedentary lifestyle. This is what keeps me from going back to being overweight…I am consistent. I have not always been like that. There were times in my life when my weight fluctuated and those were the times when I got out of my routine. Even though I might try new exercises and classes, I will never stop living this life…I refuse to go back.
So get off of your temporary diet and start LIVING the life.
“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.”
― Jim Rohn