Consistency is Key
If you were to ask me what the single most important aspect to weight loss is I would unequivocally say consistency. The consistency I'm referring to is two-fold though. You need to consistently eat well (more on that in a second) and you need to consistently raise your heart rate.
"Raising your heart rate" does not include the 5 more beats per minute you get when you walk your little poodle that stops every 6.7 seconds to sniff around. Consistently raising your heart means that you are raising your heart rate to a minimum of 60% of your max heart rate at least 5-6 times per week. The simplest way to find your max heart rate is 220-your age. From there you simply multiply that number by .60 to get 60% of your max heart rate. Again, this is a very simple method. I’ll cover more accurate ways of finding your max heart rate in a post to follow. If you can workout 5+ times per week for 20+ minutes per session and get your heart rate over 60% of your max heart rate each time, you’ve got the consistency battle won.
Consistency when it comes to your eating is paramount. One of my favorite quotes is: "You can't out-train a bad diet". I don't care how much you exercise. If you're living on a crap diet, that's what your body is going to start to look like in return. Here's the good part though. I do not recommend trying to maintain a perfect diet consistently. You will lose that battle every time. The only perfection you will achieve by trying to be perfect 100% of the time is a 100% failure rate. So, when I say consistency, I want 90% of your choices to be the right ones. If 10% of what you put in your mouth isn't a perfect choice, that's fine. This will not ruin your weight loss efforts. You're better off satisfying a small craving than trying to suppress it and binging like a maniac later. Not only will binging add a ton of calories to your daily total, but it will crush you mentally.
Here’s my Pfix guarantee to you. If you maintain both of these types of consistencies for 6 weeks you will see dramatic results. That’s a promise.
"The strong will continue-when the impossible seems miles away-when their entire existence is telling them to quit-when a loss seems inevitable. They simply continue-no matter what."