Day 12 #Write31days – Ugggghhhh – I really did not want to write this blog post tonight. I had just gotten comfortable and relaxed and then remembered that I did not write my blog post yet. Then I started a battle in my mind with all the excuses I could think of.
But the fact is – over the past few days, I have been learning that consistency is the key to getting results.
Someone once asked me how I had lost 115 pounds and how they could do they same. I told them, I found what works for me and I do it everyday. I found what nutrition works best for me and what workout program works for me and then everyday, I followed my routine, maybe tweaking it here and there, whenever I needed to. But the key was to get the results, I had to stay consistent.
So??? What does consistent mean? One online definition said unchanging in achievement or effect over a period of time. Unchanging – I like that. I like to think of driving as an analogy of being consistent. When you are driving, you stay on the road, until you reach your destination. Sure there may be detours, and speed bumps and obstacles in the way, but you always get back on the main road and never stop until you get to where you want to be.
When my husband and I were young parents, someone told us to be good parents, we needed to be consistent. I asked my husband if were consistent and he said, we were consistently inconsistent. Oh my! I thought, I did not want to be inconsistently consistent. To me, that is the driver who is constantly meandering all over the road, taking exit after exit, cutting other people off, and not really having any destination at all. I did not want to be that kind of a parent, or person.
I really think that was my key to losing weight – staying consistent. Getting up every day, fighting the excuse battle and going to work out and eating my chicken and veggies three times a week. Yes, it was hard! There were times, I wanted to take the off ramp and never look back.
But, I didn’t. I kept going. I kept on being consistent. I don’t know what you are going through but this I know…. stay strong, stay consistent in doing what you know is the right thing to do and you are going to see results. It took me almost two years to lose the first 115 pounds.
Fight the fight… half the battle is in staying consistent. I need to get back on the road.
Keep on trucking.