Consistency – steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.:
There is consistency in his pattern of behavior.
That is the definition of consistency by dictionary.reference.com
Consistency is important for several reasons when it comes to exercise and weight lifting. For one, you need to be consistent. Otherwise, what are you? If you aren’t consistent, I’m assuming you’re following fad diets and dropping them about as quick as you start. I’m also assuming an exercise plan doesn’t last long with you. Not saying this to be rude, but isn’t that the only case possible? I believe that this is so. We all need to work on being consistent with our gym, diet, and exercise habits. Let’s highlight why consistency is so important:
- Being consistent can at least guarantee some results. You may hit some plateaus, but I promise you that over time you will see results. Whether you’ve been working out for a month or a year, going to the gym will still help you so don’t give up.
- Your views on weightlifting and exercise will change. According to a huffingtonpost article I will link at the bottom of this post, it takes roughly 66 days to make something a habit. More or less, if you stick to going to the gym and eating right, you should be able to build a habit of going to the gym and eating right.
- With all the dedication to exercising and weightlifting, you may learn new things. If you get focused a certain task or aspect of fitness because you’ve been consistent and want to learn more, then you may be more apt to ask questions and research articles on diet and exercise.
- You will probably meet people with similar interests and make friends. Why did you decide to consistently go to the gym? Because you have some sort of fitness goal, right? Everyone else there does too. That means you already have at least one thing in common with someone in the gym. You can get to know them better and help each other become more fit through advice and motivation.
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Links to the sources I used above:
Definition of consistency as provided by dictionary.com
Article on forming habits from Huffington Post