Get Consistent, Get Fitter!

Most people join a gym after realizing that they need to make a change to their body composition. This could be due to medical complications or just to look and feel better. They usually have high expectations from the results of their workout and are well motivated in the first few weeks. However, when their unrealistic goals are not met they start losing motivation and become less consistent with their exercise routine. This is where they go wrong. Consistency is the key to success in the gym. Most people fail to realize that it would at least take a few months to reverse the effects of years of poor lifestyle choices.

Consistencyin a gym means committing to a fitness regimen and mapping out a plan for an activity or a series of activities that can be done consistently which thereby gives results. Some people become energized about working out and they make it a regular practice while on the other hand there are people who initially enjoy the fitness routine but in course of time they lose interest. In the later case unless there is a long-term plan in place or some thought is given to how a fitness activity will be sustained there is very slim chance of seeing any results.Such failure to sustain their interest in any fitness regimen is called inconsistency.

Why consistency is important in a gym?

Working out with consistency in a gym is important for achieving fitness results. Creating a workout plan will help you to achieve greater results. A commitment to a regular workout regimen will increase your fitness level, improve your health and generate a greater sense of mental well being.

How will a workout plan help you to achieve greater consistency?

A workout schedule or a plan that involves a good warm up followed by some interval training and effective strength trainingwith dynamic cooldown is beneficial for a better body composition.Having a fitness routine or a plan will bring in consistency and thereby give you long term results.However, it is our duty to follow the plan regularly to achieve our goals.

How does a regular workout regimen benefit us?

A regular workout regimen reduces stress and increases your mental well being. When you work out regularly, your body releases endorphins that enhances your mood. Sticking to a regular exercise regimen will keep you feel good both physically and mentally. When you exercise with consistency, your muscles will develop gradually and your mind will experience reduced levels of stress and greater relaxation.

Some ways to be consistent in a gym are listed below:

  1. Give Yourself a Daily Challenge – Daily goals or challenges are one of the best ways to be consistent in a gym. When you set a particular goal for a day and when you complete it effectively it makes you feel accomplished and it motivates you to perform better the next day.Setting daily goals can help you to achieve long term goals successfully as well.
  2. Participate in Events – You must try to participate in events like marathon, walkathon or just a mini 5km triathlon as it keeps you active ,pushes you to achieve the target and motivates and encourages you to compete with others.

  4. Track Your Own Progress – “Tracking progress is extremely important when talking about consistency in gym.”

Many people get demotivated and they become inconsistent in gym. When we keep track of our sessions we will clearly see the progress we have made when compared to the previous sessions.It will then finally, give us an instant motivation and make us realize that the efforts we are putting is actually worth it and thereby we will continue to do better each day.

Exercise is generally acknowledged to be important for weight control, strengthening muscles and increasing stamina.It benefits our mental and physical health tremendously. It reduces the risk of diseases, increases brain health, improves energy, sleep and helps you to lead a better longer and fitter life.Thus,let us make exercise consistent in our lives so that we can reap all its amazing benefits and achieve our fitness goals.