15 June 16  |  Fitness   |  

Consistency Is The Key To Fitness Success With Your Workout Routine

By Jeffrey T Spaeth LMT, CPT

Consistency. The Oxford dictionary defines the word this way: “The achievement of a level of performance that does not vary greatly in quality over time.” It originates from the late 16th-century Latin word “consistentra” meaning “standing firm” – which ideally applies to your workout routine.

Psychological science describes how people interpret consistency. “The theory postulates that individuals try to construct a mental model of the entity in which all the propositions are true. If they succeed, they infer that the description is consistent; otherwise they infer that it is inconsistent.”

“I don’t feel like working out today, I worked in the yard yesterday.” In that light, the interpretation of consistency makes sense. We sometimes make excuses for not working out and find excuses that “make it OK” in our mind. In order to reach certain fitness goals it takes consistent time in the gym and in our workout routine; to improve our fitness level it takes proper form and function.

Top Athletes Pursued Fitness Goals Fearlessly

Do you remember Nadia Comaneci? She was awarded the first perfect 10.0 on the uneven bars during the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games when she was only 14 years old! I was 12 at the time and was amazed at what she was able to accomplish.

hands on a workout bar

She started in gymnastics when she was six. When she was 13 she won gold in every event except the floor exercise during the European Championships. She retired from gymnastics at 23. She once said: “I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.” She was “consistent” with her workout routine.

Stop by Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club’s Fitness Center today and allow me to assist you in a workout routine to bring out your inner Olympian! Or call 352-402-4350 for more information.

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