No path to success has ever been flat and straight, not even the yellow brick road. There are always turns, hills to climb, and sometimes mountains to hike. None of it can stop you from achieving anything you truly want if you keep going.
At CFT we preach a consistency over perfection. Perfection is what social media and Hollywood tells us it takes to feel good about ourselves. No one is perfect, everyone has battles and struggles even if they keep them hidden from the public eye. And even at your lowest point, there were probably millions of people across the globe who would have been willing to trade places with you for the good things in your life.
If you continue to allow adversity to sway your decision making and damage your consistency you will always end up back at the starting line or worse. The definition of consistency we teach at CFT still gives room for adjustment and allows for the freedom of choice. Striving for perfection is rigid in nature and does not allow for this type of flexibility. Striving for consistency allows you to keep going in the face of any adversity.
When dialing in a consistent diet and exercise regimen, start with some simple habits like eating vegetables with every meal and walking for 20 minutes per day. After a few weeks as those choices become simple to make stack a new positive habit on top like measuring your lean protein intake with every meal and bumping your walking to 25-30 minutes. You can probably see how easy this can be to incorporate into your daily life no matter how busy you are.
The goal is to remain consistent but flexible. This means you may have a date night out at a restaurant that includes drinks and dessert. Enjoy yourself and get back to your habits on the next meal. You may not be able to get your evening walk in today due to a family event, work meeting, etc. No problem! Make the effort to get up 30 minutes earlier and hit an early morning walk while the sun comes up, use half of your hour lunch break to walk for 30 minutes instead of checking social media, or use your 15-minute breaks to get a combined 30 minutes of walking in. The point is, you have choices and flexibility to allow for life to happen and your progress to happen at the same time. It will all add up if you keep going.
If you have gotten to the point where you are looking to stack onto these developed habits and take it to the next reach out to schedule a No Sweat Intro so we can guide you to the next set of habits HERE
If you would like to establish new habits with your nutrition but are unsure of where to start or what to do next you can schedule a free Nutrition Consult with our Nutrition Coach, Shannon, HERE