Consistency is the key to a healthy body

HARARE - Diet and fitness experts are always telling their clients: “Do something now and repeat it consistently.”
They will be hammering on the subject of building self-discipline for individuals to reach their weight-loss goals.

A local fitness trainer Joseph Siyana said once an individual sets goals for the future, they absolutely must boil them down to a set of daily actions.

Siyana said discipline was like a muscle that needed to be trained daily to become stronger.
“Neglect to train and the weight may pile back on. Self-discipline involves training yourself with new actions, habits, thoughts and words,” he said.

He said research has reported that being lazy and lack of will power are two different things.

“Expect that sometimes a person may overeat. The key to self-discipline is getting back on track with consistent action. Also, be mindful of the unconscious messages that play and replay in the head when you make a mistake,” he said.

He recommended that people on a weight loss plan develop a set of positive answers to doubts and self-deprecation and grow the capacity for positive self-talk.

“Change starts with thinking about it. That is to say, it begins with a mental process. Start thinking about what works and what will work. Not long after that, one will enter the action stage, when they begin taking steps to lose weight,” said the local health expert.

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