Building on last week’s post of quality vs. quantity, the importance of being consistent is essential. Many people think that they can workout here and there, but then get disappointed when they don’t see results. The reason they are not seeing results is because they don’t have a plan and they are not consistent. Over the last 4 weeks my group class has made dramatic gains in such a short amount of time. How is that possible? The simple answer is that we are consistent and everyone holds each other accountable for showing up and working hard.
Just yesterday someone asked me why I wasn’t going heavier during a workout and the dialogue went like this:
Instructor: Erik, you can go heavier, come on, challenge yourself
Me: Well, I still have to run. It might just be 20 minutes, but I still have to run.
Instructor: When is your next race?
Instructor: That’s not for a while, you could go heavier.
Me: Yes, I could but I have to make my deposit now otherwise I will pay for it later.
What I am getting at is that, if you are not consistent, you will struggle on getting the results you want.