Nothing works like consistency...

There are thousands of different training and nutrition programmes available in the fitness marketplace.  Dozens of gyms in each city around the world.  Hundreds of different personal and group fitness trainers in your city or town alone I would think.  So many people are understandably unsure when it comes to choosing one program, gym, nutrition or workout plan.

I have trained a lot of clients over the years, and there is always one thing that has worked time and again.  It isn't sexy, it isn't fancy, it isn't complex.  

It is consistency.  

The clients who make the most gains in their health and fitness are the ones who turn up day after day, week after week, year after year.  

consistency in fitnessThese are the clients who succeed.  Yes, they have time off when recovering from injuries or illness.  Yes, they go away on holidays.  Yes, they have off days.  But the difference between them and the ones who don't get such great results?  They come back again, and again, and again. Even with hangovers, these are the clients who show up to their 6:00 am training sessions!

They may have days in their training where they are not as "in the zone" as other days but they still show up, put the work in, and trust the process.

Many people will fail to see results in the first couple of weeks of their training or nutrition plan and decide that it isn't working. So they jump to the next programme or workout idea that they have.  Never sticking to one long enough to see real long-term results.  

Yes, it is important to find a training style and nutrition plan that works for you.  Yes, this may take some chopping and changing.  But my advice is this.  If you haven't been following the programme (and following it upwards of 80% of the time) for at least 3 months, then you shouldn't be changing programmes.

As I have said before in other blog posts, a half-decent programme followed religiously will always outperform a perfect programme followed half-heartedly.  

Don't aim for perfection, aim for consistency, keep plugging away at your programme, keep getting to your training sessions and putting in as much effort as you can on that particular day.  Turn up day after day, week after week, month after month and you will see the results.
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