Consistency Over Intensity

“Consistency Over Intensity.”

This has been my latest mantra (that I came up with a few days ago) and it is serving me well.  I have been known to jump onto fitness bandwagons and go hard for about 2 weeks then fall off and fall back into old habits.

This mad cycle was becoming so discouraging because I noticed that I was getting rounder each time and starting from square one was harder because I was more prone to injuries.

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Me at one of my rounder stages 😉

I decided to really take my weight loss journey seriously this past July and it has been an adventure.

Here are some things that helped me:

  1. I was working with like minds.  Amazing young women who are also on the path to becoming their best selves.
  2. I was working in the health and injury prevention industry as a cryo spa technician.  This helped me to be more aware of my own health and fitness.
  3. I moved to a new place and it gave me a chance to reinvent myself without worrying about being recognized.
  4. I turned 30 this past August and want to feel sexy and strong someday soon!
  5. I decided to join a gym and face my fear of going to the gym.
  6. I log in to myfitnesspal every damn day.  Even on those days when I don’t track my food it just feels good to know that I have held my 855 day streak!
  7. I practiced Buti Yoga and it taught me how to love myself again.
  8. I started dancing and taking zumba and dance fitness classes.

I know there are more things that I did, but I figured this is a great place to start.

I also have had a tendency to over train then burn out.  This is where my new mantra has come in handy.  “Consistency over Intensity.”  This means that showing up is more important that training as hard as possible then missing workouts.

I do miss some days when life gets extra hectic, but I try to make up for it in other ways like going for a quick walk or spending more time stretching.

Yesterday I almost skipped my swim, but I reminded myself of that mantra and once again I dove in and felt great!

This morning I woke up and the last thing I wanted to do was go to the gym, but I reminded myself to be consistent.  I was extra nervous because I have been following the same workout program for the past 4 weeks and now I am moving on to new exercises for weeks: 5-8.  I always get anxiety around trying new unfamiliar exercises.  Since I knew this, I went to my college gym which was further out of the way, but it was worth-it because I was able to build my confidence and enjoy my new workout!

It helps to have a cute workout outfit!  ❤

What are some tricks that you use to keep yourself motivated even on those cold, foggy mornings?

Comment below to share!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

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