Consistency Is Key

With a blog named Running With Perseverance, you’d think I’d understand that consistency is key. And I do understand it. It’s the putting it into practice that is tripping me up.

Consistency Is Key
If you’ve seen my Weekly Wrap posts, you know I am consistent with my exercise. I mix things up, but I do something almost every day. I’ve even been consistent with core exercises, although my foam rolling is more sporadic.

I also have been relatively consistent with blogging, although I’ve been letting that slide a bit lately. If I don’t get my posts written on the weekend it can be really difficult to write even one during the week. By the time I sit down to relax its usually 8:00 pm, and I have to choose between catching up on Facebook, catching up on other blogs, writing a new post, or reading. Unless I’m really inspired, I’m likely to spend a bit of time doing everything but blogging. Still, I am posting about three times a week, and I think that’s plenty for me.

The area where I’m really struggling with consistency is my eating. Between bad habits and business trips, I’ve gained a solid five pounds over the past few months and they are not going away easily. I say I’m trying to rein in my indulging, but am I really? I may avoid mindless munching for a few days, but then I find myself eating potato chips for dinner because “I’m not really hungry.”

United Cookie

I resisted the cinnamon buns,
but not the baked-in-flight chocolate chip cookie.

I used to skip all the fried appetizers at work receptions, but lately I’ve been trying those mini crab cakes and bacon-wrapped scallops. I need to decide that I really want to shed these extra pounds and then commit to being consistent about my food choices.

Deb Runs

Today’s Wednesday Word is consistent. 

Is there an area in your life where you struggle with consistency? 

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16 Responses to Consistency Is Key

  1. Carla says:

    I struggle with consistency with Mike picks in. Now I had a moment of thinking I should say yoga 🙂 but when I’m honest with myself I realize the lack of consistency is definitely a choice. I consciously choose to not go to class to do something different. But with my tween fiction? I struggle with consistency and it’s all fear-based!!
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  2. Pam says:

    I struggle with my weight/strength training. If I only had a plan that included detailed instructions for 2-3 times per week I would be all set. Eating is a hard one when you travel and work receptions with all those treats would be hard to pass up. Bacon wrapped scallops, yes please and just hand over that platter!
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  3. I do really well with consistency when everything falls into place. But it’s a fine balance, and right now I’m really struggling with staying on top of everything..
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    • Coco says:

      Yeah, sometimes I feel like I am living in a house of cards that could come tumbling down at any second, but then I guess I would just have to rebuild one healthy choice at a time.
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  4. I have a pretty consistent routine throughout the week and that really helps me. I imagine all of the work travel you have to do makes things a little more challenging for you. You do seem to find a way to get it all in!
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  5. Darlene says:

    I just realized that I am most consistent with blogging and then running. The other important stuff, not so much.

    Gotta work on that.
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  6. Oof consistency in eating, don’t even get me started! It’s so hard to get started with a “better” eating plan, and those first few days/weeks NEED the consistency otherwise the habit will never build 🙁 We’re all in this together though, right?
    Amanda @ Adventures with FitNyx recently posted…Creating ConsistencyMy Profile

  7. Lauren says:

    IT has to be so hard with traveling and work events to make healthy choices…although those min crab cakes and bacon wrapped scallops sound delish!
    Lauren recently posted…Running Consistently will Help your Half Marathon TrainingMy Profile

  8. It isn’t easy, and it takes a lot more work to take off the weight than it does to put it on. 🙁
    Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy recently posted…So what IS a healthy lifestyle?: TOLTMy Profile

  9. Consistent healthy eating has definitely been my biggest struggle. But I think being self-aware helps a lot! I have to keep sweets out of the house because I can’t resist them!
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  10. My eating “plan” in pretty non-existent. I try to make healthy choices, but I’m certainly not clean & green 24/7. My problem is the calories….I’m not trying (or needing) to lose weight, but I have a hard time getting in the calories just to “maintain.” The “clean” food doesn’t have the calories, and I don’t want to eat round the clock (because I’m just not that hungry LOL). I’m not a big fan of protein shakes, either. So….. (?)
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  11. It is so hard to stay consistent week after week. We all fall off the bandwagon here and there, just make sure you get back on!
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  12. I definitely haven’t been consistent with my blogging. It’s not just that I’ve been busy this spring, but I haven’t been as motivated to write…

    As always, thanks for linking up!
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