7 Benefits From 7 Consistent Days At The Gym

I can’t believe I’ve done it. I’ve gone to the gym for 7 days in a row! I have to be honest that some days were hard. Like today. But I made it through and I’m proud of myself.
Usually, by this point, I would have quit and I’m going to tell you why and what I’m doing differently this time so I don’t sabotage myself:

  • INJURY-This is the number one reason that would make my efforts stop. To try to prevent injuries this time, I am starting super slow both in cardio and weight lifting. Yes that means that it will take me longer to see results but I am very aware that I am older and need to stop trying to do what I did when I was younger.
  • TOO HARD, TOO FAST-After a few days of starting a new fitness routine, I would always start increasing my speed, incline and weights every few days. Soon the workouts would be so hard, I would hate them and not want to go. I have kept everything exactly the same and do not plan on making any changes for 30 days.
  • JUST ME-Yes, working out is fun with a partner but sometimes coordinating schedules makes consistency a problem. I know personally, I need to get it done first thing in the morning. If I don’t, the day takes over and somehow good intentions never turn into actions. I go before I have a chance to make excuses why I can’t go.

If you are thinking about starting a fitness routine in midlife after many years of a sedentary lifestyle, I urge you to commit to 7 days. That’s it. You will be surprised by the…
Usually, by this point, I would have quit and I'm going to tell you why and what I'm doing differently this time so I don't sabotage myself

7 Benefits From 7 Consistent Days At The Gym

  1. Steady on my feet.
  2. Less jiggle.

  3. Better posture.

  4. Clothes fit nicer.

  5. More energy.

  6. Deeper sleep.

  7. More aware of healthy choices.

Once your 7 days are done, hopefully these benefits will make you want to commit to another seven.
See you in a week for the 14 day check in. Won’t you join me?

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  1. Great Job!!! Take it slow ‘n easy. I find I have to take a rest day in between my regular gym workouts. But I walk daily and hike on the weekend. I’ve also found solo workouts are best for me. I can focus. When I have an injury I work out the parts of my body that are not injured. Twisted ankle reaps awesome shoulders/arms, shoulder issues reap great legs/butt. Good idea making your progress public. Very brave. I’m looking forward to your updates.

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