Ramona’s Trainer: ‘The Cycle’
Everyone wants results and they want them fast.
Those in the best shape of their lives aren’t all born with fast metabolisms and superior genetics. They are no different from you and me from a physiological standpoint, but they do differ in their habits and practices.
I often hear people say they wish they had that drive for fitness and health. I believe they do. They just need to tap into “The Cycle.”
CONSISTENCY creates RESULTS, RESULTS foster MOTIVATION, and MOTIVATION creates more CONSISTENCY.
The first stage of this cycle is consistency. It may sound illogical to start with something you might already be terrible at, but this is the ignitor for the cycle. You must dedicate yourself to being consistent for at least three weeks with your nutrition, your activity and your attitude.
Get yourself an accountability partner, find your motivation, set your goals and get consistent. Do everything in your power to make a valiant effort to be spot on with this component. If you do, you will move forward in the cycle to results.
You’ve put the effort in, and now after three weeks you should be reaping the results of your sweat and consistent eating. Your results can come in different packages, from weight loss, to inches down and clothes that fit better, or an increased energy level and mental attitude. Whatever the Results, let them foster more motivation.
Motivation is a psychological feature that induces an organism to act toward a desired goal and elicits, controls and sustains certain goal-directed behaviors. It can be considered a driving force, a psychological one that compels or reinforces an action toward a desired goal. For example, hunger is a motivation that elicits a desire to eat. Motivation is the purpose or psychological cause of an action.
The natural direction that this motivation will take you is back to the start of the cycle and more consistency, more action and more results. Don’t forget the ignitor of the cycle is being consistent for at least three weeks to set yourself up for the most success possible.
Peter San Nicolas, Ramona Fitness Center, is a fitness professional certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a golf fitness professional certified by Titleist Performance Institute, and a certified CrossFit Level 1 trainer.
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