Monday thru Friday my alarms awakens me a little after 4 a.m., Saturdays about 6 a.m. and Sundays it doesn’t sound at all, but I am usually awake by 7. Each and every morning I bound out of bed, head to the kitchen and pour myself a cup of coffee. I check my gym bag to make sure that I have all necessary items to shower and dress after my workout. I call up Facebook on my smart-phone and make a simple posting: GOOD MORNING, JOG THEN GYM. The simple posting is intended for all my Facebook friends, but also specifically for those who have purchased my book, are clients of Fat Then Fit Now and who have contacted me and told me I have inspired or motivated them to lose weight. I post on Facebook to demonstrate one of the keys to conquering obesity — consistency. One of my Facebook friends picked up on that by commenting; “You are so fantastically predictable, thank you for your daily consistency.”
When it comes to anything in life, to make gains in a positive manner, consistency is key. Inversely, if you are consistently inconsistent, your progress will be slowed or reversed. To improve your fitness level, you must consistently follow your exercise program. To lose body fat, you must consistently eat a reduced carbohydrate diet. The key is to be consistent, because consistency is what will brings you your desired results. Again, if you are consistently inconsistent, you will have results, however they may not be the results you desire.
If you exercise one day one week; two days the next, six the following then don’t work out for two weeks and pick up with another work out…you get the picture…. you will not improve your fitness level or your physique.
If you eat properly for five days in a row, then on the sixth day have pancakes for breakfast, pasta and bread for lunch, breaded chicken and french fries for dinner interspersed with snacks of bagels, doughnuts and ice cream; okay I may no longer be morbidly obese and I don’t eat like that any more, but my mouth is starting to water a little bit …. Okay the cravings passed, the point is, eating good a few days and eating garbage for another day or two or three isn’t going to improve your health and help you shed excess body fat.
To shed fat and remodel your physique, you must do some type of exercise each and every day, you must eat properly each and every day and you must stay focused and keep your mental energy positive each and every day. Consistent effort will produce consistent results. Consistency is the key to conquering obesity and enjoying a more healthful, active and fit life. As I have said often; I don’t take care of myself to live longer —- I take care of myself to live better, and via consistent effort, I have achieved that goal.
Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi is the author of the life changing book; Fat Then Fit Now; A life beyond wight loss.
Dr. Joe Leonardi is available to appear on any talk radio, internet podcasting or television outlet. He has appeared on Public Television WVIA’s State of Pennsylvania and Call the Doctor; Entercom’s Outlook on Northeast PA with Shadoe Steele, Citadel Broadcasting’s Sunday Magazine with Brian Hughes, Lisa Davis’ Your Health Radio; Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb podcast; Hank Garner’s Podcast, Dr. Robert Su’s Carbohydrates Can Kill Podcast.
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