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Creating Habits Builds Momentum: The Importance of Habits, Routine, and Consistency

When it comes to making lasting changes to your fitness and lifestyle, habits, routine, and consistency are key. Habits provide structure, routine provides accountability, and consistency helps ensure that you stick to your goals. Here are some tips for creating habits, establishing a routine, and maintaining consistency.

  1. Start small Creating new habits can be overwhelming, so it's important to start small. For example, if your goal is to exercise every day, start by exercising for just 10 minutes a day and gradually increasing your time as you become more comfortable.

  2. Make it a part of your routine Once you have established a habit, make sure to incorporate it into your daily routine. This will help you stay accountable and motivated.

  3. Be consistent Consistency is key to success. Make sure to stick to your routine as much as possible and be patient with yourself if you slip up. It's important to get back on track as soon as possible and continue working towards your goals.

  4. Use reminders Reminders can be a helpful tool in maintaining consistency. This could be as simple as setting an alarm, putting a reminder on your phone, or leaving a note for yourself.

  5. Celebrate small victories It's important to celebrate your progress, no matter how small it may be. This could be as simple as acknowledging your progress and rewarding yourself with a relaxing activity, like a massage or a bubble bath.

  6. Be flexible Life can be unpredictable, so it's important to be flexible with your routine. If you need to adjust your schedule, make sure to still prioritize your fitness and lifestyle goals and make the necessary changes to your routine.

In conclusion, creating habits, establishing a routine, and maintaining consistency are essential to success when making lasting changes to your fitness and lifestyle. By starting small, incorporating your habits into your routine, being consistent, using reminders, celebrating small victories, and being flexible, you can build momentum and achieve long-term success.


Coach Kiki McClellan

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