This is the most common problem I encounter. ‘How can I stay consistent’ along with ‘how do I stay motivated?’.
It’s not that you don’t have the energy.
It’s that you don’t have the clarity!
It’s vital to have clarity with what you’re working towards. Because it’s going to be stressful if you are arbitrarily doing it, knowing it’s not for you or wishing you were doing something else.
Give yourself something to work towards. An event, a reason for your training. A carrot at the end of the stick!
BTW, this is on top of knowing your why. As I’ve mentioned before it’s important to know your why, your core driver. The underlying motivation (mine being my children and setting an example for them).
And I implore you to find your why for getting fitter, stronger healthier and happier.
Once you know that the next step is to direct it.
Meaningless exercise or dieting, things that you don’t enjoy will seldom last.
But if you put in place something to work towards that will give you focus and clarity. Then you’ll find the work easier.
Having a goal in place, or a milestone (whatever sporting pursuit/activity it is) is super powerful.
It will give you focus plus an all important deadline. Without a deadline you’ll never push yourself to execute said task.
Every year I’ve put in place a pursuit/event. A marathon. A weight lifting comp. A bodybuilding competition. A mountaineering expedition.
This gives me direction and clarity. This means my training never seems Sisyphean. Because I know that I’m working towards something.
Once you know your why and you give yourself a goal. You’ll have that clarity.
Then you’ll be unstoppable.