"the quality of always behaving or performing in a similar way, or of always happening in a similar way"
Scroll down to hear Gerad's take on goals and consistency!
The New Year starts with everyone making resolutions to change something about their life. Typically people stick to their goal for a month and find themselves a year later wondering what happened and making the same resolution for the following year.
A big part of being consistent to achieve your fitness related goals is not acting strictly based on emotion. When you first make a goal you are pumped up about it and that excitement gets you to the gym. A few weeks later when the excitement has worn off and you aren't seeing fast results you start to question if what you are doing is really worth it. That can lead to you skipping workouts and moving farther from your goal.
Tips that help you stay Consistent:
The best thing you can do for yourself when setting goals is being realistic. If you have never run before saying you want to run a marathon in a month isn't realistic. Assess your life and where you are at currently. Ask yourself: Can I fit this into my schedule? What changes need to be made for me to reach this goal- Can I make those changes? Do I have the resources to meet this goal- if not, what do I need?
Figure out the motive for your goal:
Don't make a goal because society is telling you to. How are you supposed to succeed if you aren't fully buying in on your resolutions or goals? Your happiness and your health should be what gets you in the gym.
Make smaller milestones within your goal
The thought of losing 15 pounds can seem overwhelming and if you aren't seeing results quickly it can be disheartening. By setting smaller milestones that lead you to your big goal it keeps you motivated and it gives you something to celebrate throughout your journey.
Find a workout buddy
Making a commitment to someone else can be harder to break than breaking the commitments we make to ourselves. Getting a spouse/partner, friend, co-worker, family member, etc. to come to the gym with you can make reaching your goals more fun and keep you accountable to your goal.
Don't give up if you make a mistake
Mistakes are going to happen. If you miss a workout that doesn't mean you should give up completely. Being consistent doesn't mean you are going to be perfect, those are two very different ideas. Every day is a chance to make a change so if you miss a workout know that you have the opportunity tomorrow to get back after it.
We tend to talk down to ourselves saying things like "you can't do that" "that's too hard" "I'm not good enough". The way we talk to ourselves has a huge impact on we act. If you are constantly telling yourself you can't achieve something then how to you expect to be successful. Try telling yourself "I can do this" "I can do whatever I put my mind to" "I am enough" "I am strong" and see how your life changes for the better!
One of the reasons we believe so firmly in infrared sauna workouts is because you can get the equivalent of an hour workout in a typical gym in 15-20 minutes here. When it comes to our busy lives, fitting in an hour to and hour and a half a couple times a week can be really hard and almost seem impossible.
Our Infrared sauna workouts give so many different health benefits all at once so you get the most out of your workout and time. Below are some of the benefits infrared saunas have to offer!
Skin, Hair, & Nail Health
Added Red Light Therapy
Inflammation and Muscles Recovery
Boosted Immune System
Have some resolutions of goals you want to achieve in 2023 use this PDF to dive deeper into the goal and how to achieve it!