This is part 2 of a 3-part series on how busy people can get into shape.
After the “awareness” phase, which I described last time, you will have a much better understanding of what your current daily habits are for the 5 parts of the GetFitFormula.
As a reminder they are: 1) mindfulness > 2) hydration > 3) sleep > 4) nutrition > 5) fitness.
Even if you are not doing anything in one of those areas at all, that’s totally fine - now you have a part of your lifestyle to build a new habit in.
For example, it’s common for people to not even set aside a few minutes a day to just sit and breathe, which is a great way to build the first habit (mindfulness).
There are even apps out there to help guide you through a personal meditation session (such as Calm and Headspace).
The second phase for your implementation of the GetFitFormula is the “consistency” phase.
Set a new goal for one of the GetFitFormula daily habits and achieve it 5-6 days/week (around 80% of your days). Continue with the other habits until you are consistent across all 5 areas.
That 80% mark is a magic number to target.
If you are setting goals for your daily habits that will realistically “move the needle” for your health, hitting them 5-6 times each week will ensure you get the results you are looking for.
You won’t be perfect each week, but the beauty of this system is you don’t need to be.
Taking more steps forward than backward still results in forward progress longterm.
And this is about sustainable results for the rest of your life.
It doesn’t get more longterm than that.
If you’re interested in a practical way to go through this “consistency” phase yourself check out my full 3-Phased Approach for Busy People to Get in Shape guide by signing up on this website.