You’ve heard it a million times: ‘Consistency is key’. It applies to so many areas of life like eating healthy, sleeping enough and of course, exercising. At the same time, being consistent with your workouts can easily be the number 1 obstacle between you and reaching your fitness goals. Luckily, there are a bunch of things you can do to help yourself become consistent with working out. Because as soon as working out is a habit, it will be a no brainer to hit the gym and with that, hit your goals. So, continue reading to get all our tips on ‘How To Workout Consistently’, and become the ultimate gym rat!
Ever have those mornings when your cosy bed wins the battle against the barbell? Well, you are not alone. Consistency can be hard to keep up with for a number of reasons. Think of:
Beating these and many more factors that play a role in the challenge of consistency requires a duo of discipline and determination. But the first and crucial step is self-awareness! So good thing you’re here.
Keep on reading for 10 golden tips on how to stay consistent and stop the snooze. Ready, set, achieve your goals!
The first essential step to turning a hobby into a habit is creating a routine. Find out your preference for working out during the mornings, evenings, or whenever you have some time to spare. Now dedicate this daily moment to your workout. Make it a priority, press repeat, and get a feel for the rhythm of your fresh routine. Before you know it, it’s your new irreplaceable habit!
We all love celebrating a good milestone, but don’t forget to praise your steps of progress along the way! Working towards your first pull-up and finally reaching for the lightest resistance band? Let’s gooo! Keep enjoying yourself and make the process worthwhile. Not to sound cliche, but it’s about the journey, not the destination, right? 😉
Having a friend to join your workouts and meet you at the gym is awesome for extra motivation, accountability, and fun. It makes your workout feel a bit more like a social meetup, and you wouldn’t skip the gym knowing your friend is waiting for you, right? Sounds like a great way to secure a good workout. Did anyone pop into your mind yet? At TrainMore you can get a free day pass to train at our gym. So, bring a friend for free and invite them to your next training session!
Allowing enough rest and recovery time is just as important as getting a good workout in. Make sure you’re sleeping enough on the regular, and listen to your body’s signals. Unplanned rest days are more than okay! If your body is feeling too low on energy, just promise yourself to give it your all during the next sesh. Everything is better when balanced 😉
Working with a personal trainer might be the most helpful source to stay consistent, and they might be the perfect accountability buddy. Your appointment is scheduled, your fees are paid for, and your incredible trainer is waiting for you at the gym. What are the odds of staying on the couch today?
As a TrainMore member, you get a welcome session with a personal trainer for free. Together you can create a plan for your first few weeks. This will help you stay consistent for sure. Wnat even more 1-on-1 support? Then our Personal Training membership is for you. Check out all the details about this membership over here.
We’re definitely not trying to discourage you, because you’re capable of anything! But like any other athlete, you’ll have to gradually work your way up from the starting point. Reaching too high can crush your motivation when it ends up not working out. Set realistic expectations and goals, and increase the intensity and duration as you go. And don’t forget to celebrate your small wins too!
Make the gym as easily accessible as possible. How? By signing up to a gym that’s located near your home or workplace. This makes it way easier for you to stick to your original plan and avoid any excuses. Don’t have any gyms near you? Find one on your way to work or hop on a bike and embrace the time-friendly warm-up 😉
We tend to only have eyes for the end destination, but by keeping track of your progress, you’ll most likely be surprised (and motivated) by the results along the way.
Depending on your personal goal, take regular progress pictures, note down your measurements, or track your performance as a routine. When comparing these results side by side, you’ll most likely be blown away by your unnoticed improvements. See how far you’ve come?
Every once in a while, treat yourself with a little reward for sticking to your workout routine. This could be something as simple as picking up your favourite iced coffee, buying that new piece of clothing you’ve been wanting, or ordering your favourite takeout! Of course, this treatment only counts when no workouts have been skipped, so you gotta work for it!
We all know results require consistency, but don’t beat yourself up if your week didn’t go as planned. Above all, balance is the most important. Make sure your workout routine is sustainable and enjoyable, while still effective. Your results won’t show overnight, so put your trust in the progress and stick to the work. You’ll get closer each day!
Now you might be thinking: why should I put so much effort into being consistent? Consistency is a super important aspect that anyone should train to master. Not just for gym purposes, but generally in life! Building consistency brings limitless benefits to the table.
Not only will your physique thank you for gradually continuing to progress in the gym, but your mental health will celebrate your consistency as well! Feeling a daily sense of accomplishment, productivity, and self-control will help boost your overall mental state and self-esteem. And we bet you can imagine why: Did sticking to the plan ever not feel good?
Overall, consistency is nothing more than a mindset game. And by learning to improve it, you’ll find yourself having a much more powerful consciousness than ever before. Applying these tips and tricks will support you to manage your mind and finally conquer consistency! Make sure to give it your all while at it. We promise you won’t regret it.