Achieving consistency

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I'm always impressed by the SparkPeople who are able to be consistent enough in their plans to achieve major goals - like losing 100 pounds, or running a marathon. It's amazing to me that they are able to resolve to change and then ACTUALLY DO IT. I've read many posts and the advice is always the same, they consistently ate healthier and within their calorie limits, they tracked their food and exercise, they sought out support - basically everything in the Spark Diet. And it worked for them.

I, however, have not been able to achieve the consistency I read about in these stories. I make healthy resolutions only to break them after a week or a couple of weeks : ( I really struggle with the motivation to go through each day tracking and limiting my food intake. It's such a pain in the butt for me, and I am always wishing that I didn't have this problem, and could just live my life without having to focus on my health. I am envious of thin people all around me who do not have to monitor themselves constantly to be thin. I wish I were one of them.

But I also know that building a healthy lifestyle means having patience and consistently following through. I know that if I stick to my plan long enough, it won't seem like such a bother; it will just be the way I eat and the way I live. So I'm rededicating myself to my plan and achieving the consistency it takes to actually meet my goals.
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    consistency is the key, we know it but how to get it??? I feel you absolutely, I do believe it harder in the beginning , to get the ball rolling, I can't get past day 4 , but am keeping on trying, good luck to you!! emoticon
    3478 days ago
    I get where you are coming from. I struggle with consistency too, and I know that is the foundation of being healthier. I think we just have to accept that in order to be healthier we just need to stick to the program, and although it may seem hard and a bother, it will be worth it. Easier said then done right? My problem is making schedule for myself for exercise, I flip flop all over the place on that haha.
    You will reach your goals!

    3478 days ago
    I know how you feel. I want instant results, so having the patience and motivation is ....defeating! But I try to remember how I feel when I have a normal healthy routine and that usually gets me back on track. Positive thoughts have been helping too to change my mental state.
    3478 days ago
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