Consistency in Training

How to stay consistent with a new training schedule? (November challenge series)

How to Stay Consistent With a Training Schedule?

(November Challenge Series)

Do you ever look at fitness bloggers/Instagrammers and think “How the f*** do they keep it up?!”?
Consistency. They have the ability to keep promises to themselves and stay consistent.

This month I am trying to focus on my consistency as much as building endurance and losing body fat because the most challenging thing for me is trying to stay consistent, and actually keeping my promises to myself.

Have you ever started a new fitness regime and you think you’re doing so well, and then you just forget about it one day, then the next, then the next, and before you know it you’re sitting on the couch eating an entire bag of chips, after another week of no exercise?

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(P.s chips are life and sitting on the couch eating an entire bag is totally fine by me)

Yep. It’s frustrating, I know it. And it’s so easy to get defeated and quit at that point.
That is why I am focusing so much on consistency this month.
Keeping myself accountable is the most important part of my schedule, I need to make sure that if I HAVE to miss a day, that I will then have to make it up by adding extra km’s to my next run, or by making it up throughout the rest of the week. I need to make it to my km goal by the end of the week!

It IS hard though, and I’ve fallen off the wagon more times than I can count, and sometimes it is HARDER after you’ve just met a goal! It’s so much easier to stay motivated when you’re working toward something, and once you’ve reached the goal being able to ease off a bit (or a lot)!

So this month, I am holding myself accountable for every workout and every km. If I miss one, I have to make sure I add it in somewhere else and try to maintain CONSISTENT!

#consistencyiskey

Do you ever lack motivation? Or are you like me and struggle with sticking to a plan unless there’s a deadline? Let me know in the comments, or find me on my Instagram or Twitter! @thecrappyrunner

Author: Thecrappyrunner

Just an unfit girl trying to get back into running, and getting myself ready for a half marathon! Building endurance, conditioning my body, and maintaining consistency.

2 thoughts on “Consistency in Training”

  1. I’m such a believer in consistency. I’ve thought about this a lot and want to write a whole post about it at one point, but for me, what helps is kind of taking the idea of motivation out of the equation. I am overall, in general, motivated, but day to day, I don’t think of the word “motivation.” I just get up in the morning and do it. No matter how I feel (well, if I’m sick or injured obviously I won’t push myself) I just get out of bed and go do a workout. I don’t for one second consider “Do I feel like it today?” I’m just a robot who goes and does the task it is assigned to do. It really helps me to think this way. 🙂

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    1. Oh man! “A robot who goes and does the task it is assigned” is seriously the best way to think about it! 🤖
      I do think motivation is a great thing at the beginning to then turn into a consistent habit. But no, it shouldn’t be relied on forever to maintain consistent behaviours.

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