Consistency is toughest part in context of fitness.
And it will always be.
But there is certain things, which makes consistency little easier. Doing exercise and dieting relatively easier than doing it on consistently basis. It will take lots of effort and self-discipline.
Here is basic idea,
- Make it more of automatic.
- Make it like as habit.
How to make workout automatic?
Here is the secret…
Plan the week, plan the day in advance.
Yeah, that is easiest way to make something automatic.
Try to do some task before workout, as it acts as cue to do workout. It could be to listen certain music, drink coffee or put on workout dress. Anything…
If you do specific activities which act as stimulator for workout, it will remind you about workout. It will make your workout automatic.
It may sound crazy but it works. For me, I wake up, brush my teeth, wash my face, make coffee and sit on couch and drink it. These activities will remind me of workout.
That is a flow, which act as simulator for workout, after sometimes everything becomes automatic and will be habit.
To get consistency for long period, try to follow routine that is realistic, which will match according to your daily schedule.
Don’t try to make it complicated and tough at beginning. It will ruin everything. It will make you frustrated, you will give up very early. Because it will seem like it is impossible to obtain.
Consistency means when you do something regularly for long time, it doesn’t mean you have to do daily.
So, give yourself a good recovery time between workout days. You will be less exhausted.
Do exercise on alternative days. You will do workout 1 day and take 1-day rest and continue like this way for whole year.
This way you will feel less burnout, so more chances that you will stick with it for long-term.
Other ways of keeping motivation and consistency is all about mindset.
You have to think about all the purpose of your workout. Why you have to workout? What happen if you don’t workout? Urgent impact and long-term impact.
Think about what good will happens when you do workout.
Actually, you will start to feel lots of changes after 1 month of consistent workout.
So, other way of getting consistent is mindset. If you are not prepared from mind, I bet you, you will drop out and give up very early.
Embrace the purpose of workout. Be obsessed with it. Love the process. If you love the process, there is no barrier.
There is no shortcut. Everybody has to go through the same process.
- Make a cue which will stimulate to do workout.
- Make workout as habit.
- Workout with proper gap between workout day.
- Be ready from your mind