Over the next 12 months, my mission as a coach is to help as many women as possible to change their stories. And like with any story, we must start one chapter at a time.
Chapter one – She is consistent.
“Consistency is a requirement for success in your fitness journey”
January was all about learning to build consistent healthy habits. When we start our fitness journey, we can feel more is better, and that’s not the case; more can hinder us from adhering to our plan long term. The goal should always be to build a lifestyle you love and look forward to.
“It’s less about intensity and more about consistency.”
You must meet yourself where you at, not where you want to be. This means if you are just starting our start by committing to 3x week for 30 days and if you are consistent in that, then add a day.
Where I see most people go wrong is starting from nothing to committing to 6x a week training and restricting calories too low, and it’s not sustainable, so after a couple of weeks, they give up. This may be where they aim to be someday soon, but they must learn to meet themself where they at and build on that.
“Consistency beats perfection.”
You’re not going to be perfect on this journey, and no one is. It’s going to be trial and error; for the most part, even the most experienced bodybuilders still learn by trial and error. You must be ok with failing forward. As long as you don’t give up, you will build momentum and see results.
“Consistency breeds confidence”
Be ok with being a beginner and/or starting over. It’s ok to feel a lack of confidence initially, but the more you keep at it, the better you get, and the more your confidence will grow.
I will finish by saying that it’s never too late; you are never too old or far gone to change your story. With the proper support, encouragement and tools, anything is possible.
I want to share these top 5 ladies that are featured; I first want to mention that all the women who completed this consistency challenge are amazing and a winner. I am so proud of every FCB who decided to leap.
So we have our grand prize winner Tiff Burges who just started her fitness journey in January; she lost 12lbs and 3.5% body fat, but besides that, she has a massive mental shift. Tiff shows you that a lot can change in 30 days if you are consistent.
Then we have our four featured spotlight winners, and these women all have shown consistency. Some have been consistent for two years while others one year and some not quite a year.
What I want you to see is that 30 days is a small chapter of your story, and when you see these incredible transformations, it doesn’t happen overnight, and it takes years and not just for the physical but most importantly, the mental and spiritual change.
This can feel like a roller coaster through your journey. That’s why I always tell my FCB consistency beats perfection; consistency doesn’t mean you do everything perfectly; it means you keep getting back up every time you get knocked down.
It’s never too late to start changing your story; we have a new challenge, each much in the FCB and the most supportive community you’ll ever meet.