Have you listened to the phrase “consistency is critical?”
It is the practice of carrying out something consistently to produce a practice.
I am constantly inconsistent with my swimming. It’s simply because swimming isn’t effortless. I also never like getting my hair moist.
Severely, I have a great deal of hair and it is a discomfort to clean, comb and dry. I’d like to clean my hair only a handful of moments a week — but when you’re swimming in chlorine you have to wash your hair right after every single swim.
I have been swimming off and on for seven several years. I experienced some very good excuses why I skipped swimming. A torn ACL, knee and cataract surgical procedure and then COVID shutdowns. All collectively, that took me out of the pool for a handful of yrs.
This time back again in the pool, I’ve resolved the secret is regularity. I’m setting up slowly and gradually, two days a 7 days, swimming 1,000 yards — which was my warm-up in Masters. I commenced with kicking 5 days a week in my backyard pool to get the dangle of acquiring back in the drinking water.
Then I headed to the YMCA to lap swim. I could force myself and do more yards or a lot more days, but I’m slowly likely to create. I went from strolling every day to incorporating swimming and barre classes and finished up with a pulled muscle mass. At my age, I have acquired my lesson.
Begin off simple, develop a practice and establish. Be regular.
I wrote about consistency and parenting that was published on SwimSwam. You can browse it Here.
I wrote about my initially day of swimming US Masters Here.
What are your techniques to producing fantastic practices irrespective of whether it’s working out or other factors of your daily life?