Starting your fitness journey? Feeling a little nervous? Our key tip for you is to always strive for progress rather than perfection.
Perfection does not exist when it comes to health and fitness. Why? Because life sometimes gets in the way. We all have our ups and downs and that is ok. It’s about being consistent, showing up and giving it your all. Consider this your invitation to let go of the notion that perfection is a must for achieving your health and fitness goals.
The key to reaching your fitness aspirations is consistency, and I'm here to share my whys, how’s, and musts
Here are my top tips to help you achieve consistency and create a sustainable healthy lifestyle:
1. Slow and steady wins the race.
For long-term success in health, fitness or weight loss, lifestyle adjustments are necessary. Extreme and
erratic exercise and dieting plans will never produce results you can maintain. Not a week, not two, not
even a month. Reaching sustainable success is not about moving mountains right off the bat. The key to
achieving your goals isn't by working yourself to the ground; it's a slow and steady increase in your mental
and physical capabilities. The secret to long-lasting results is to adopt a gradual and steady approach;
tenacity and perseverance always pay dividends. Do not attempt to take on everything at once, whether you are just beginning a fitness regimen or working towards a new goal. Go slowly, make small, attainable
goals, and incorporate a physical routine you can maintain. As you gradually get stronger, healthier, and
happier, this develops into a positive cycle that will inspire you to carry it out long term. This mindset will help you alter your behaviour and adopt a better, longer-lasting way of living.
2. Find your balance
Balance… Arguably the most important component to consistency. Everyone wants to live a long and
healthy life, but if you can't relax and take it all in, what's the point of working so hard to achieve it? It's
wonderful for your body to concentrate on leading a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and
nourishing foods, but it's equally crucial to practise strong mental and emotional health practises. To live a
balanced life, you must achieve optimal health in all areas.
Sometimes it is easy to become preoccupied with work and family obligations, and "me time" is neglected. The best thing you can do for yourself is spend some much-needed time recharging your body, both physically and mentally, with activities that fill up your cup. Positivity and happiness go hand in hand and having this outlook on life will help you succeed in day-to-day tasks.
Your results are a mirror of your actions and let me tell you… If you want to grow to new heights, start by
solidifying your foundation. Consistency is nothing without a well-built framework. Slow down, create stability,
find your balance and flourish from there.
Love always, Jess x