Mikey Moon’s health and fitness column: Consistency is key

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Mikey Moon’s health and fitness column: No need to seek perfection

Consistency isn’t spoken about sufficient in health. The ‘all or nothing tradition’ I wrote of final week impacts so many.

People preach that you must be 100 per cent good on a regular basis to realize to your objectives. Perfection shouldn’t be the purpose right here as a result of no-one is ideal.

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There’s no want to hunt perfection says Mikey Moon

However, the stress to be good often results in individuals giving up on their food regimen – one meal off-plan and instantly the entire thing appears pointless. But sacrificing consistency for perfection might be inflicting you to go backwards.

Let’s say we have now two Mikeys (fortunate devils!): Mikey 1 is obsessive about being good. He cuts out every little thing that could possibly be unhealthy for him, together with fruit as a result of sugar …. truly, don’t get me began on this as a result of it’s ridiculous.

Anyway, Mikey 1 lasts three days earlier than he caves, has a couple of drinks after work and orders a pizza as a result of that’s it, food regimen over. For the remainder of the night he shovels in energy like a bear that has hibernated for six months. Next morning, he decides to jot down off the week and begin once more Monday.

Mikey 1 has dieted for 3 days out of seven, which equates to 22 weeks a 12 months.

Mikey 2 isn’t too bothered about being good, although he understands he wants self-discipline. He additionally goes out with Mikey 1 for drinks on day three and in addition orders a pizza.

However, he eats only some slices till he’s full and throws the remainder within the bin.

Mikey2 doesn’t really feel nice subsequent morning however shouldn’t be too nervous. He is aware of that is the lengthy recreation, so he makes himself a wholesome breakfast and cracks on together with his day and his food regimen, not giving a second thought to his little slip-up.

He reduces his energy barely to make up for it and ups his exercise on the again finish of the week.

Mikey 2 has dieted for six days out seven, which equates to 44 weeks a 12 months.

Who do you suppose will get the higher outcomes? It is best to be persistently good than inconsistently good.

Fortitude Fitness is on the Poulton Industrial Estate, Beacon Road. Visit www.fortitudefit.co.uk for extra particulars.

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