We asked Noam, Owner of TS, to distill everything he’s learned about getting in shape over his years of experience down into one sentence. While it’s good to get caught up in the specifics of training and nutrition, sometimes you need to step back and look at the big picture.
It’s hard to sum up everything from training to mindset and nutrition. If there’s one thing Noam wants you to remember, one simple piece of advice, it’s this:
“When you want to give up, remember why you started."
In an ideal world, you could go to the gym, eat a squeaky clean diet, avoid injury and stay on track. But that’s not how life goes.
Chances are, you’re going to get derailed a lot. To stay on track, remember why you’re doing all this in the first place. Your original goal, your motivation for getting started. Whatever that is, use it to push yourself through roadblocks.
To further distill Noam’s philosophy down into one word, it would be this:
Consistency is the key to success in fitness, but that’s not enough to keep you going. Perseverance is the will to continue even when things get tough (e.g. a pandemic). At the end of the day, you’re just trying to build new habits. To do that, you need to stay consistent. To stay consistent, you need to persevere through setbacks. To persevere, remember why you started!
Coach Henry Halse