THE RESULTS ROLLERCOASTER: Why Inconsistency Kills Your Progress (and How to Fix It)

Slow and steady wins the race, even in fitness. Hop off the inconsistency roller coaster with these tips to improve your habits and mindset.
Nikki Graham
March 20, 2024
THE RESULTS ROLLERCOASTER: Why Inconsistency Kills Your Progress (and How to Fix It)

Let's face it, we've all been there. Gung-ho at the start, crushing workouts and meal prepping like a boss. But then, life happens. A busy week, a stressful project, and suddenly your healthy habits are gathering dust bunnies. You hop back on the wagon, motivated, only to repeat the cycle a few weeks later. This inconsistency is the silent thief of your fitness goals. Why? Let's dive deeper.

Why Consistency Matters More Than Perfection:

Remember the tortoise and the hare? Slow and steady wins the race, even in fitness. Research from the University of Pennsylvania highlights that habitual consistency, not perfection, is the key to achieving goals. Think of it like building a brick wall. Skipping days leaves gaps, weakening the entire structure. Even a small, consistent effort towards healthy habits like exercise and balanced meals trumps occasional bursts of intense activity followed by long breaks.

The Downfall of Inconsistency:

Visualize the brick wall we built with missing pieces. Each layer of the wall adds to its structural integrity - just as sleep, nutrition, hydration, movement, and mindset add to yours. When one of these areas is compromised due to inconsistency, so much more can be impacted. Let’s look closer at what exactly inconsistency does to your journey.

Breaking the Cycle: Building Sustainable Habits:

Reaching your end goal can feel overwhelming. Having the right mindset and accountability in place is key to success. Here are some tips utilized by the fitness and nutrition coaches at Graham Strength & Conditioning:

Several of the tips are adopted from James Clear’s book Atomic Habits, a wonderful resource that can help you improve your mindset when developing consistency.

Ready to Level Up Your Health Journey and Achieve Your Goals?

Head over to Graham Strength & Conditioning! We offer personalized training plans, nutritional guidance, and ongoing support to help you build sustainable habits and achieve your fitness goals. Remember, consistency is the key, not perfection. Our team of amazing fitness and nutrition coaches can help you create a lasting and enjoyable fitness journey!

Remember, you have the power to break the inconsistency cycle and achieve your fitness goals.

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