If it seems like we discuss things like consistency and discipline a lot it’s because these things are important for any success you hope to have in fitness and life in general. The main principle behind achieving whatever you set out to do requires that you remain consistent. To be consistent you must have a high level of discipline.
Getting up when you’re tired, pushing through that last part of the workout, lifting heavy things when your body doesn’t feel like it.. these are all things that require discipline. Its easy to get sidetracked, to make excuses and every time you bail out because of one of these excuses it gets easier to slack off the next time.
You have to be able to commit to daily tasks to be successful at being fit. It is not a part time job, or a secondary task to do if you “have time” Working out, watching your diet, working your mobility, working on your weaknesses are all things you need to make time for.
We are in this for the long haul. Treat your fitness and health like a job and it will bleed over into success in other parts of your life. Don’t give a minimal effort and expect maximum results. Nothing in life works like that.
Everything you give in the gym will be given back to you. That can be good or bad. If you give little you will get little. If you give a lot a lot will be returned in a stronger and healthy body and mind.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”