Fit & Fabulous 2017

Fit & Fabulous: April Challenge – Be Consistent

March 29, 2017
Consistency the key to achieving your goals

 

Consistency the key to achieving your goal

It is almost a new month and that means a new challenge for our Fab Fitters in the #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook group.

Fit & Fabulous:  April Challenge is Consistency

With any goal or dream unless you have consistency you will never achieve it. You might not have thought about this but being consistent is one of the most important tools you need for success.

Consistency is the key to achieving your goal

Consistency the key to achieving your goal

Consistency is the key to achieving your goal. The Fit & Fabulous April challenge is simple – it is just being consistent with your health goals.

What does it really mean?

  • sticking at it when the going gets tough
  • making the time to regularly work on your goal
  • never giving up even if you fall off track
  • measuring your progress

So back to the Fit & Fabulous:  April Challenge

Consistency the key to achieving your goal

Your Challenge should you choose to accept it, is to select a goal and work consistently towards that goal for one month.  3o days – that isn’t too much to ask is it?

What to do

  • Select your goal – it might be exercise more, lose weight, no processed foods or to make more time for yourself
  • Make the commitment – no commitment will mean no success.  You only have to commit to yourself no one else so if you aren’t serious you will only let yourself down.
  • Schedule in your diary the days you will be committed to your goal.  For example, you might be wanting to exercise 3 days per week.  Select those days, write them in your diary and don’t miss those 3 days per week of exercise.  If you are dieting it will be EVERY DAY or maybe 6 DAYS with one day off.
  • Tick off each time you have worked towards your goal
  • Check in each Monday to #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook Page with your progress.  This helps to keep you accountable and also provide support if you are struggling.

What not to do

  • Don’t make unrealistic goals – if you do you will be less likely to achieve it.  Don’t make your goal ‘exercising daily’ if you know that your lifestyle doesn’t allow it this month.  It is better to make your goal 3 days per week AND STICK TO IT!
  • Don’t give up – if you miss a day okay – admit and move on.  Get back on track

Being consistent ensure that by the end of April you are feeling fit, fabulous, healthier and happier.

My goal for April is to do Yoga every day for at least 15 minutes.  I will do it for longer on some days but it MUST BE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES.

What is your goal for April?  Will you commit to being Consistent?

 

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29 Comments

  • Reply Shirley Corder March 30, 2017 at 20:30

    Thanks for the nudge, Sue. I hereby commit myself to at least an hour’s work on my next book at least five days a week. Actually, that’s pretty pathetic. I need to do more than that, but I don’t like failure. 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 31, 2017 at 12:15

      Excellent Shirley. Something is better than nothing in my book and to me it is all about achieving your goal. Better to do one hour of quality work than saying you will do 4 hours and spending 3 of those hours procrastinating. I’m not big on failure either! Have a great weekend. x

  • Reply Phaytea March 30, 2017 at 23:09

    So I’m saying to myself…be consistent with your workout….but I’m also saying that’s like a routine and I get bored easily…
    With my right hand up, I promise to meet my work out goals by being consistent…Thanks for sharing this.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 31, 2017 at 12:16

      Well Phaytea my advice is to mix up your workouts. Be consistent with some form of exercise and make sure you enjoy what you are doing.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 09:05

      Good for you Phaytea! Try to mix it up a little so you don’t get bored.

  • Reply Beth (GrannyBeth3) March 31, 2017 at 09:29

    I’m in. My goal- 5k three times a week.
    Thank you for the chance.
    Beth

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 31, 2017 at 12:12

      Fabulous Beth! That is a doable goal and I’m sure you will feel great at the end of April.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 09:04

      Excellent Beth! I know you can do this so will look forward to hearing about your progress. x

  • Reply Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle March 31, 2017 at 12:27

    Thanks, Sue
    My goal is to do 7000 steps a day, they may be inside, outside on the flat or up steep hills. Also to maintain my goal weight and not let it creep up as it has done in times past.

    Kathleen

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 08:54

      That is a great goal Kathleen and I’m sure you can achieve it!

  • Reply candy April 2, 2017 at 12:48

    Sounds like great advice and very helpful. Thanks for linking up with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  • Reply Lori Hill-Smith April 2, 2017 at 13:40

    Excellent advice! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 09:04

      Thanks for hosting Lori and have a great day!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 11:34

      Thank you Lori and I hope you have a beautiful day. xx

  • Reply Grammy Dee April 2, 2017 at 15:36

    I wish you lived near me, you’d have me fit in no time 🙂 Thank you Sue for sharing this post at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared it on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 09:03

      I wish I lived near you too Dee! Thanks for the hosting the link up and have a great week!

  • Reply Pam April 2, 2017 at 23:46

    I used to be consistent and tell people how you have to get out there and do it whether you want to or not when it comes to physical activity. I lost all my motivation somewhere along the way and can’t seem to get it back. It’s like I’m just sitting here waiting for it. Good grief.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 09:03

      Oh Pam that is so easy to happen to us all. Maybe you should just set a small goal first. Something you know you can achieve and then build on that. Even a 10 minute walk is better than nothing. Have a great day and take care. xx

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt April 3, 2017 at 12:28

    Excellent advice, Sue! Consistency is the key for success for most things that require change and effort. I know I schedule in my exercise daily and continue to keep track with my weight watchers app.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 09:01

      Thanks Terri, I’ve found that if you keep consistent you will achieve even if it takes longer than you think. I didn’t know Weight Watchers had an app I must check it out.

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill April 3, 2017 at 14:30

    Having a consistent routine is so important isn’t it Sue – it’s so easy to fudge if you don’t have specific times or days to exercise. I walk in the mornings come hell or high water, because if I don’t then I know I won’t get around to it in the afternoon and the day will be lost.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 4, 2017 at 08:53

      I think a morning walk is perfect Leanne because it really clears the head and starts your day well. You also know you have done your exercise and can tick it off the list.

  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak April 8, 2017 at 09:08

    Thank you for being sucha treasured friend. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Enjoy your week ahead.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 9, 2017 at 21:29

      Thank you Marilyn and we couldn’t do #overthemoon without you! Have a fabulous week! x

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