Motivation Monday: Consistency

Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend.

Weekend Recap

I landed in Boston on Friday night around 7pm.  I had a successful work trip, but was so happy to be home.  After getting back to my apartment, Tim and I made a homemade harvest pizza to eat while we watched the season première of Homeland.

Harvest Pizza

We also drank the organic Spanish red wine that Dawn bought me for my birthday.  Oh, and look what was in our apartment waiting for me when I got in:

Flowers

Yayyy.  I love fall flowers.

On Saturday we decided to just have a relaxing day around the house instead of going apple picking.  Maybe we’ll go next weekend instead, but we just weren’t feeling it this weekend.  We also did our grocery shopping for the week and prepped some food for the dinner party that my friend Shannon was hosting for my group of friends from home.  Tim made butternut squash bruschetta, and I made chocolate chip cookie bars.  I’ll post more about our eats in my Weekly Eats post this week, but dinner was delicious and I had fun catching up with my home friends.

Fall Dinner Party Finally, on Sunday I woke up and went to Emily’s 20/20/20 class, had a quick catch up coffee/smoothie date with Liz, and then braved the rain with Tim.  We headed downtown to the Boston Local Food Festival.  It was cold, but we got to try yummy treats and still enjoy the day.

Boston Local Food FestivalAll in all, another fun fall weekend!

Motivation Monday: Consistency

I follow Kyle Clarke on Facebook and Twitter.  Kyle is a fitness model and an MRI athlete, and one of his recent posts really caught my attention.  He talked about a weekend where he really splurged – ate a lot, drank a lot:

“Olympia weekend is over! Time to head back to LA. I ate everything I wanted and I drank quite a bit as well this weekend. It just goes to show you that one bad weekend does not ruin your physique, just like one weekend at the gym won’t help it. It’s all about consistency with any goal. So envision your goal, determine the steps you need to take to accomplish it, and chip away at them every day until you get there.”

Does this resonate with anyone else? Do any of you get hung up on one “bad” weekend? Try not to!  Like Kyle said, with any goal it’s all about consistency. Commit to a certain # of days at the gym per week, and shoot for that every week.  If you mess up, that’s okay.  You might need to be patient when it comes to consistency, but all that matters is that you get back in there.  Consistency might seem boring to some, but it is consistency that can create powerful habits.  And it’s the lack of consistency that forces you to start building the habits all over again.

Just some food for thought on this rainy Monday morning!  And to keep up with consistency, here’s my weekly workout recap and plan for this week:

Weekly Workouts

Last Week’s Workouts

Last week’s workouts were pretty much on the road style!

Sunday
Ultimate Bootcamp workout at City Sports in Porter Square with Lauren, Monique, and Jess.

Ultimate Bootcamp

Monday
Off

Tuesday
Morning workout – did 25 minutes on the elliptical, followed by a total body superset strength workout in the hotel gym.  At night I did my reverse lunge jumps for Fall Into Fitness.

Wednesday
Another morning workout.  This one had to be a quick one, so I did a mile run on the treadmill, followed by a 12 minute timed cardio and core circuit, and I finished up with 5 minutes of planks.  Did my pushups at night in the hotel room for Fall Into Fitness.

Gym Workout

Thursday
Off, except for the heismans tabata before bed!

Friday
Another 5:30am workout.  Did a 15 minute elliptical pyramid, followed by this upper body tabata strength workout, and Friday’s Fall Into Fitness glute exercises.

Hotel Workout

Saturday
I had grand plans to wake up for a workout in the morning on Saturday, but I was feeling so “crunchy” in both my shoulder and in my hip that I listened to my body and took an extra off day last week.

This Week’s Workouts

  • Sunday: 20/20/20 class
  • Monday: Planning on coming up with a circuit to do at the gym tonight.  Craving some rowing!
  • Tuesday:  Back to Two A Day!
  • Wednesday: Rest
  • Thursday: Teaching 6am class
  • Friday:  Workout TBD
  • Saturday: Rest

And of course, my Fall Into Fitness moves of each day!

How were your weekends?  Any advice on keeping consistent to meet your goals?  How were your workouts last week?

Have a great week!

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7 thoughts on “Motivation Monday: Consistency

  1. I love that quote! What a good thing to remember, because it’s so easy for us to get caught up on focusing on how “bad” we were on a weekend. My workouts were awesome, but I didnt do my fall into fitness challenges on saturday or sunday. womp, womp.

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  2. Loved that tidbit on consistency and the quote from Kyle. It’s hard not to feel guilty for having one too many beers and/or a bad meal – but I always try to remind myself of the 80/20 rule too! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great reminder on consistency. After a few days away or a week vacation of eating too much, I just get back on track because it makes me feel so much better. I also tell myself the week is made of 21 meals, and not get hung up on 1 or 2 bad ones out of 21.

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