Consistency

I wanted to talk a little bit about consistency. These are some thoughts I had on the way home from my meeting with my personal trainer this morning.

I was really beating myself up last week because I hired a personal trainer to teach me all of these exercises and proper form and things like that and I didn’t do a single work out between last week and this week. And I was so upset with myself because I wasn’t being consistent in my mind. I was looking to define MY consistency by someone else’s definition.

But then I use my new tool, called what else is true And it completely shifted my entire mindset.

So my frustration was that I hadn’t worked out between meetings with my personal trainer but what else is true?

Well I am working out/exercising a full hour more per week than I used to just by committing to meeting with my personal trainer every Thursday morning. That is my consistency.

What else is true? I worked this weekend so I had a stretch of three nights in a row.

What else is true? My mom and I spent a good two hours hauling mounds and mounds of garbage to the end of our driveway and I got rid of so much stuff and that in itself, carrying boxes, moving furniture, lifting 20 bags of mulch, all was some light exercise. Plus, how good was it to hang out with my mom for my mental health?

What else is true? I completed my first 24 hour fast and followed it by a 21 hour fast. That’s something I’ve never done before and also propelled me farther on my health journey.

Anyway, I’m sorry that this is turning into more of a exercise health blog than what you’re used to but I wanna make sure I’m documenting my journey and sharing some tools that are helping me along the way!

Consistency is how YOU define it – someone else’s consistency does not define mine. Some people consistently go to the gym four – five times a week – I consistently go once a week. That comparison game will getcha down.

Someone commented on my Instagram and said “you look like you’ve lost weight!” I don’t know if I have! I feel better, my scrubs fit better, my SHOES fit better but I’m not going to measure myself with a scale or a measuring tape! I’ve found it throws me off – this goes for tracking workouts too closely, tracking calories too closely, I just want to feel better and that’s what I’m going for – a number can’t define if I feel better or not.

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5 thoughts on “Consistency

  1. Kim J LeMere says:

    Your doing fine and I like that you continue to ask the question , What else is True? and you are correct to remember that you did other hard work with hauling, lifting stuff from your basement, lots of steps involved. Good for you Kalissa. Have a great week ahead.

  2. Anne Simonot says:

    I too work in healthcare, 12 hour shifts, and from experience I will say that if I manage to hit the gym 2-3 times a week, I’m happy. There’s no way it’s going to happen after a work day. And people have a life & other commitments on the other days. And I don’t have little ones of my own! You do. So keep cutting yourself some slack. You’ll get there more often at some point.

  3. Carolyn Sullivan says:

    trust me you are doing great! I have worked out w a trainer in the past and it is EXHAUSTING. If i didn’t pay for a w/o class I wouldn’t commit to any other w/o.

  4. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    Carolyn hit the nail on the head with the valuing what you pay for…anything free doesn’t have the same value as something you have paid cold, hard cash for! I know my kids appreciate and care for the cars they have purchased much more than the cars they were given. You are doing what is right for you and since no one else is living your life, their “right” will also be different. Keep working on getting yourself to your healthy place…and only you can define what that healthy place is. Keep up the good work!

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