The Consistency Factor
Not Doing is as Bad as Doing the Wrong Thing
By Siarra T. Mong
In fitness circles, the focus is often on making sure we do the right things like eating clean, and pushing our bodies in a way that will not cause harm. But, rarely is it impressed upon us that not doing, can be as detrimental to our overall goals as doing the wrong thing can be. Being consistent with your workouts will help you tone up quicker, and get the fitness results you are looking for.
Being consistent will create an environment for yourself where it will be much easier to maintain the progress you’ve accomplished. No one wants to begin from the beginning (or worse) again once they’ve already accomplished so much. When it comes to working out, as well as establishing other healthy habits, consistency is key. Take your workout one day at a time, and before you know it, it will be a habit.
Tips to maintain a regular workout regimen:
If you work in an office, then you probably know how important scheduled meetings, and appointments are. If you schedule a meeting with a client, chances are you are going to make it to that meeting, even when you don’t feel like it. Why? For one, it is your job; and for two, you have made a commitment.
Make that same commitment with Extreme Results Fitness, and whenever you have decided to workout. If you still have trouble with this, schedule yourself for a class on MINDBODY or with one of our personal trainers instead. You are less likely to miss a morning run when you made a promise to be there.
Keep changing it up.
Look for workouts that will constantly keep you on your toes, and looking forward to the next workout. This is why Extreme Results Fitness makes it a priority to do as many semi long-term, and long-term challenges as possible. This keeps you striving for new micro goals, as well as providing novelty to your workout schedule each month. Keep mixing up your workout so that you do not get bored.
Have something to look forward to.
Love to read or watch TV shows? Center your working out around that. Don’t allow yourself to watch your favorite episode or read your favorite book until you attend class that day. By doing this you are creating the healthy habit of working out daily. PRO TIP: Don’t make your rewards food based!