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The Power of Consistency: How Sticking to Your Exercise Routine Can Help Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Author: Coach Nick Book

We all know the saying, "Rome wasn't built in a day." The same is true for achieving your fitness goals. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting to exercise, establishing a consistent routine is key to reaching your desired level of fitness. Regular exercise has numerous benefits, but the power lies in keeping up with it over time. Let's dive into why consistency in exercise is so important, and how it can help you achieve your goals.

Consistency Builds Habits

When you partake in any activity repeatedly, it becomes a habit. Consistency in exercise builds the habit of exercise, making it intrinsic. It may take a few weeks or months, but once you establish the habit of working out, it can become a natural part of your daily routine. Once it is part of your routine, you don’t have to waste time thinking about when or what kind of exercise to do for the day.

Consistency Improves Results

When you're consistent in your exercise routine, you give your body time to adapt to the demands of the exercise. You'll be able to push yourself a little harder each time, leading to better results. Whether you're aiming to build strength, lose weight, or improve your endurance, sticking to your exercise plan will lead to steady progress. Consistency is the key to making steady progress in your fitness goals.

Consistency Boosts Mental Health

Exercise is an essential tool for managing and preventing mental illness. Regular exercise has been linked to reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Inconsistency in exercising can lead to irregularities in your mood. However, sticking to a routine can help maintain cortisol levels in the body and leads to feeling mentally refreshed after every workout.

Consistency Builds Accountability 

The more often you exercise, the more accountable you become to yourself. You’ll start to notice little dividends of this over time. Every time you complete a workout, you know that you're keeping to a promise that you made to yourself to get in better shape. Use that as motivation to keep going, and as a result, you'll develop a sense of pride in the progress that you’ve made.

In Conclusion...

Consistency in exercise provides a foundation upon which to build a healthy lifestyle. You don't need to push yourself to the brink every day, but it's important to stay committed to the process, even when it feels difficult. Whether you’re training for a race or just trying to maintain healthy habits, sticking to a routine will help you progress towards your fitness goals. Consistency in exercise creates habits, boosts mental health, builds accountability, and helps achieve better results in all areas of your life. So, stick to your routine, stay committed, and trust the results will come.