By Dieter Roylance
Discipline is being strict, having self control and restraint!
So how disciplined to you need to be to reach your lifestyle goal? There are a number of factors, the first being how far away you are from your goal and then also the time frame. For example losing 10kgs in 4 weeks or gaining 5kgs of muscle in 4 weeks. Both are very ambitious goals, so discipline is going to be crucial, because time isn't on your side.
Life does and will get in your way, however it is the people who have the strategies to counter them, that often succeed. Here are two things that you can do for a disciplined approach, to assist you in achieving your body composition goals.
To lose 10kgs of body fat in 10 weeks, takes a discipline approach to your exercise. You need to know how many strength training sessions and energy training sessions you can fit into a week. I like to break the week into week days and weekends. Their are two reasons I do this. Firstly, people are usually more motivated at the start of the week, so they often get 2 of their 3 sessions done by Tuesday, giving them three days to get one more session in. Secondly, adding at least one session in on the weekend, takes discipline to ensure they train but also keeps their focus.
Is it hard to be disciplined with your food? No. So why do so many people struggle with their nutrition. The easiest way to stay disciplined with your daily nutrition, is to start your day with a great breakfast. It is very easy to prepare something at home before your day starts or order something at a cafe, that has the right carbohydrates, proteins & fat.
To reach your goals you need this kind of disciplined approach to your training & nutrition, every day & week. You can't go half a week on, half a week off, or have a week off and expect not to go backwards. At the end of the day, it comes down to how badly you want to achieve your goals. If you are committed to your goal, then being disciplined will be much easier.