It's a new year. You're ready to start embarking on yet another mission to transform your body and improve your overall health. But... you keep running into that one brick wall that keeps you from accomplishing your goals:
You can't stick to a diet and exercising!
What do you do about this?
Do you just hope that somehow this year is the year you'll finally breakthrough that annoying brick wall? Do you just buy every diet, all types of diet pills, all types of fitness programs, and more, and then just hope that one or more of those things will magically transform your body?
Or, do you take a smart approach by making sure that you do your research and find the most effective diet and fitness plan... for YOU?
You got it!
Making sure that before you start, that you find a highly effective diet and fitness regimen that will work best for YOU based off of YOUR goals and lifestyle, is certainly one of the smartest things you can do.
Besides making that smart decision, there is one more thing you must do to ensure you don't find yourself hitting the brick wall again...
The one HUGE principle you must ensure you take note of and act on in order for you to stay consistent with your diet and fitness efforts... is to have a contingency plan!
Having a back up plan in place will certainly help you stay committed and consistent with your diet and fitness goals.
The reason why is because for most of us, stuff usually happens in our lives that will get in the way of dieting and exercising (such as career, business, family, activities, illnesses, financial hardships, and more). All of these things can physically and emotionally steer you away from achieving your health improvement goals.
When you have a solid contingency plan in place for what to do if you can't eat a complete healthy meal or get in a full workout at the gym, and you act on that plan, that will be enough to keep you focused, consistent, and motivated... REGARDLESS of what life throws at you!
For dieting... if you run into an issue where you are going to have a very busy day, and it's going to be hard for you to eat a healthy meal, simply prepare in advance a very simple (but nutritious) meal that you can have on the go.
An example of a meal like this could be a protein shake, or a chicken breast salad/sandwich, or a Greek yogurt with some almonds, and more.
For fitness... this is VERY easy! You can exercise ANYWHERE, in ANYTHING, and at ANYTIME! How? Simply do a body weight circuit routine! So, if you can't go to the gym one day for some reason, just have a body weight circuit in place that you can do instead!
Bottom line, the essence of a successful health improvement plan is consistency. Some people are fortunate enough to have the time and resources to stay consistent with a full diet and exercise plan. However, for most of us, this is not the case. The solution to this is to simply have a back up plan in place just in case you can't do your "normal" diet and fitness plan.