Whether it’s training or monitoring your diet, sticking to a plan that is structured is important. It’s probably more important than any other thing you do because then you’re on the path to achieving your fat loss and muscle gain goals if you’re consistent with diet/training.
Consistency happens to be the toughest part simply because it’s never easy to go to the gym or eat on plan.
It’s not always easy to get in a workout when you are a busy person, so I’ll like to ask a few questions:
What do you value? (is it health? mobility? Muscle or strength?)
How do you see yourself?
What is the most important to you? (thinking about the future and goals here)
The so-called perfect plan will not work with it, and a less-than-perfect plan is much better in the long run if you can keep it up and if you don’t stick.
How To Be Consistent
Start small, even if it takes changing one behavior at a time. Then, you’d still have 6 new habits you’ve created if you make one solid change every month for the next year and fail with half of.
Also, keep track and monitor your progress. Here are old foods and training journals I found going through some boxes some weeks ago.
This is the power of inertia. It’s easy to let your instincts that are habitual get the best of you. You might have all the good intentions in the world of going to the fitness center after work, but when you wake up and find out you have other things doing, you tend to push training to the next day and never end up achieving your goals.