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?
Let’s Keep Sizzling!