Fit & Fabulous: Consistency doesn’t have to mean Boring

 

In our #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook Group our Fit & Fabulous challenge for April is Be Consistent.

I received a comment to my post about the challenge and the reader suggested that although she tries to be consistent with her workouts, they become boring and she loses interest and motivation.  This prompted me to think of ways we can be consistent without becoming bored.

Consistency doesn’t have to mean Boring

You need to look deeper than just thinking about being consistent you also need to also be creative.

Here are 5 ways you can be consistent without losing your motivation

Mix up your workouts

I love to run but that doesn’t mean I run every day.  I mix up my workouts with yoga, cardio, weights, walking and running.  There are so many ways to work out you need never be bored.  What about dancing?  Put on some music and dance around the house.

Try something new

Whether your fitness goal has been to exercise regularly or eat healthier and maybe lose weight, you need variety and surprise.  Trying a new form of exercise or recipe will keep your goal interesting – plus you have learned something new.

Schedule your workouts or meal preparation

Being consistent means being committed so schedule your workouts and stick to them.  If your goal is to eat healthier, make an effort to shop specifically for the week and plan and prepare your meals in advance to save you time.  Being prepared means you are less likely to fall off track and either buy take-out or miss a workout.

Make a new playlist

I must admit I don’t listen to music when I workout, however many people do.  Why not make a new playlist of some old and new favourites to keep you pumping along.  Your workout will certainly seem shorter.

Workout with a friend

Enlist the help of a friend and maybe schedule a workout together.  Take it in turns to select what the workout will be.  This way you won’t be working out alone and you will bring some different ideas to each workout.

So you see, being consistent doesn’t mean that you will become bored however, consistency means staying the course and regularly committing to your goal.

What are some ideas you use to keep consistent but not bored?

 

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10 thoughts on “Fit & Fabulous: Consistency doesn’t have to mean Boring

  1. Deborah

    I’m afraid I’ve been far from consistent with my workouts and it’s very much more about laziness than boredom. I just can’t seem to get into a regular routine or habit at the moment. Then I stress about it and feel guilty.

    I’m more likely to exercise when I don’t feel as if I’m making myself so the guilt and stress doesn’t help.

    I just keep hoping I’ll settle into some routine. Eventually.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Yes it can become a viscous circle Deb. Even if you just start by going for a 15 minute walk each day that is better than nothing at all. Going with a friend helps as well. Take care. x

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      It is a struggle for us all Carol so you aren’t alone. I hope some of my ideas have be useful – we can only keep trying can’t we. Have fabulous day. x

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  2. Sara

    Hi, Susan. Didn’t know about your group so headed there to join you all. Consistency, like Deborah stated above, is my main challenge right now. So, I’ve altered my intention a bit.

    Right now I doing a Pushup challenge along with my son to reach 50 pushups in a day. Because of my size, I need to modify them by using a wall or counter, but I’ve been inconsistently consistent. LOL What I mean is that I do them, some days are skipped (and that’s not just the rest days). My intention is to complete the challenge itself not focusing on how long it takes me. Currently, I’m at 35 pushups a day. ^_^

    I’m also doing a C25k but that is more of a struggle for me. This one is more sporadic in practice but still, my intention is to complete the program itself not necessarily in a timely way.

    I believe this finishing is my challenge now so I think this is working for me.

    Zooming in via Blogger’s Pitstop

    Sara @SaraDuggan.me

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  3. Fabiola Rodriguez

    I’ve been very consistent with my exercise habit. However, for a while, I fell into the trap of always doing the same kind of workouts, and although I didn’t get bored, I also didn’t progress with my fitness. My health coach recommended I start doing workout videos (because I workout at home), and that really helped me because I started to mix things up again. I also began seeing results again. Trying new things is a must if you want to have progress!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      That is excellent news Fabiola. It is so encouraging when we see results and that is such a good point you make about not progessing with our fitness because we are doing the same kind of workouts. Keep up the great work you must be so proud of yourself.

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  4. shelley

    Consistency has always been my problem. I now walk most mornings with a friend and that helps so much. There’s something about knowing you are letting someone else down that motivates me to get my sneakers on and out of the house. I need to add some variety though in addition to the walking. Thanks so much for sharing at Over the Moon.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      That is great Shelley. I find it much easier if I’m running with my friends we help to support each other and motivate us to keep going. Keep up the good work!

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