I can’t even count the number of times people come to me and say, “I just don’t know why I’m not seeing the results I want,” or “I’ve gained all of this weight all of the sudden.”
When we are trying to make changes, get results, it’s amazing how consistency can play a huge role in the progress you actually achieve. Being consistent can help you with understanding what may be impacting your results.
Consistency can relate to many areas of your life, but for this blog, we are going to explore its impact around exercise.
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Why is it important to be consistent with exercise?
Just as with anything, it’s the daily progress and participation of working towards a goal to see results. The more consistent or frequent you work towards improving your exercise capabilities, the more likely you are going to see change, and more quickly.
When you are consistent, you are also able to identify when you may need to make a change.
Our bodies adapt to consistent work. When we notice that our work is no longer achieving the results we want, then you may need to change the intensity, type of exercise, or frequency to encourage your body to continue to develop the way you want it to.
You can read more about exercise plateaus HERE and the secret that will totally transform your exercise results.
Consistency also helps identify what type of exercise works best for your individual body. Read more about this topic HERE.
If you continue to use one type of exercise and complain you aren’t getting results; it may be time to explore other options. When you are consistent you can determine if this is the case.
When you are inconsistent, it becomes more challenging to determine what is and isn’t working.
How do you create exercise consistency?
Creating consistency in your life requires a commitment and identifying when you have time to exercise.
It’s also important to ensure that you are meeting the minimum guidelines for your age and level of health to make a difference. I recommend at minimum, exercising 3 – 4 times a week for at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity.
I personally find that by exercising nearly every day of the week, I’m more likely to be consistent with it because I dedicate that time every day and it is part of my daily routine. Sort of like brushing our teeth.
Ultimately you have to determine what works best for you and your lifestyle and to reach your goals.
It’s not too often that we want to make a change and that it comes easy. You may have to go through some growing pains in sticking with a routine and creating consistency, but once you do, the rewards pay off big.