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Monday, September 15, 2014

How I stay Consistent With Working Out at the Gym

It's been 15 months since I started my fitness journey. Fifteen months of going to the gym consistently. Through this journey, I've stumbled a few times, attempting to figure out what worked and what didn't. Here are a few things I've figured out that keeps me consistent and disciplined with working out at the gym.

How I Stay Consistent with Working out at the Gym

1. Go to the gym on Mondays or Tuesdays. I go to the gym three days a week. If I miss a Monday or Tuesday that means it's unlikely that I'll fulfill my three day goal. Completing at least one of my workout sessions  at the beginning of the week makes it easier to finish two more later on in the week.

2.  I get fitness inspiration on Instagram. There's nothing that gets you going than having a bunch of fitness inspiration in your social media feeds. On the days that I feel like slacking, all I need to do is browse through my Instagram feed for a reminder that skipping the gym won't get me closer to my fitness goals.

15 Months of Consistent Training

3. I go straight to the gym after work. Going home after a long work day often means that I won't leave. As a result, on my gym days, I go straight to the gym after work. This means that I get to settle into the comforts at home guilt-free after my evening workout.

4. I take progress pictures. Sometimes it can be difficult to see your progress by staring in the mirror at yourself everyday. Once a week or so, I take photos for a week-to-week look at my progress. Seeing progress (no matter how small) keeps me motivated to continue to live a healthy and fit lifestyle.

5. I challenge myself. My workouts largely consist of weight training. I started out squatting a 30 pound dumbbell, now I'm squatting 140 pounds on the Smith Machine. Every few weeks I challenge myself by increasing the amount that I lift. Here's to getting stronger and healthier!

How do you stay consistent with your workouts? 

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  1. I found that the only way I can stay consistent is when I go right after work. Today I left my sneakers at home and came home with the intensions of picking them up and going back. I found myself sitting on the bed, then I decided to stretch... on the bed lol then I laid down for a few seconds and woke up 4 hours later >_< #shame

    Maggie A

    1. Lol, yes that's exactly what happens when I go home before going to the gym, I end up not going. I'm with you, I make a bee line to LA Fitness when I leave work.

  2. I feel the same way, if I miss my monday morning work out it throws me off. That's my goal each week, make it to the gym on monday. If I do I know I'm set.

    1. Yes, getting workouts done earlier in the week, sets the stage for the rest of the week


Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts :)