Over the last several weeks I have started to think about different aspects of fitness and how they all work together and will certainly get back to the training aspect in upcoming weeks but I did want to layer in on the topic of consistency.
My schedule has been a bear and very weird. Somedays I was going to CrossFit at 5:30am while others I had to make it to the 6:30pm class. The word “consistency” comes up time and time again when you are looking at successful individuals and that “success” can be a number of things. What rarely happens is someone try something for a short period of time and think all of a sudden they will see a huge leap. It never happens.
This is why diets don’t work.
But, anyways, the reason I thought this post was relevant was that whatever you are doing you must stay consistent with it even through the tough times especially if other competing priorities come into play. You need to be looking at the long game and understand that some sacrifices will have to be made or changes may have to happen but you need to stack rank what are MOST important and what can be brushed aside even if it feels like you are giving up something really cool.
In regards to CrossFit, being consistent with 4-5 days a week always me some flexibility where I am not going all 7 but also keeps pushing me later in the week if I have new things pop up on my schedule. I wouldn’t have near the gains I’ve had in 6 months had I not been committed and stay consistent with my schedule. I’d encourage everyone to take a look at their day or week outlook at what things will set you up for long term success and which ones are merely “time robbers” in the short term.
More to come on this in the future but certainly relevant at this point as Football is starting back up, kids are back to school, and holidays are right around the corner.