Consistency over perfection with Grainne


If you find yourself repeatedly going hell for leather on a strict training and clean eating regime, and then throwing in the towel after day 4 or 5 because you’ve slipped up and “cheated”, then this is the mindset change you need!  I want to share some practical insights on giving up the “all or nothing” approach and focusing on consistency, especially when it comes to fitness and nutrition.

1. Daily Training Habits:

  • Instead of striving for an intense daily workout, aim for consistency with a manageable routine that suits your lifestyle and ability,  as well as your goals.  Set aside specific time slots for exercise, even if it’s just 15-30 minutes a day
  • Incorporate activities you genuinely enjoy, whether it’s brisk walking, Pilates, or gym workouts. Consistency is easier when you look forward to your workouts.
  • Don’t be too hard on yourself if you miss a session. Life happens, and it’s okay. Resume your routine the next day without self-judgment.

2. Balanced Nutrition:

  • Embrace a balanced approach to eating. Instead of strictly adhering to a restrictive diet, focus on mindful eating and portion control.
  • Allow yourself occasional indulgences without guilt. Remember, it’s about overall progress, not perfection. Enjoy that piece of cake or a favourite treat without overthinking it.
  • Prioritise nutrient-dense foods like lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. These choices fuel your body and support consistent energy levels.

3. Goal Setting:

  • Set achievable, short-term goals that align with your long-term objectives. Celebrate your progress along the way, no matter how small.
  • Track your workouts and meals in a journal or using a fitness app. This provides clarity on your consistency and helps you make adjustments when needed.
  • Stay adaptable. Life’s unpredictability is a given, so be ready to adjust your fitness and nutrition plans accordingly.

4. Building Support Systems:

  • Share your fitness journey with friends, family, or a workout buddy. Having someone to cheer you on and hold you accountable can boost consistency.
  • Seek guidance from a personal trainer. They can help you create a tailored plan that aligns with your busy life and ensures you stay on track.

5. Practicing Self-Compassion:

  • Understand that perfection is unattainable. Give yourself permission to make mistakes and experience setbacks.
  • Treat yourself with kindness and compassion. A positive mindset goes a long way in maintaining consistency.

Remember, the journey to a healthier, more balanced lifestyle is all about staying committed and kind to ourselves as we move forward. So whether you are striving for balance or simply on a self-care journey, know that consistency is the real secret to making positive changes in the long run.

If you’re ready to embark on this journey toward consistency or need guidance on crafting a sustainable fitness and nutrition plan, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Gráinne is a highly experienced and passionate personal trainer and Pilates instructor with a remarkable 15-year journey in the fitness industry. Her wealth of experience and genuine passion for helping women shine through in her work, making her the go-to expert for achieving lasting fitness success.

Ready to start your journey towards consistency? Contact Grainne today to learn more.

Instagram: @grainneshemeshfitness

Phone Number: 0405 549 240

Email: pt.grainne@elixr.com.au