Sunday, October 23, 2005

Consistency: 5-day Abs

I have a workout tape I use called 5-day Abs. It's a series of 5 workouts to strengthen the abdominals and back muscles. Each workout is only about 12 minutes long and you're supposed to do them 5 days in a row. I add it to whatever other workout I might do.

At the end of this morning's work out, the guy narrator instructor person says, "See you tomorrow. Remember consistency is the key to results!" and I was thinking about how he's right and how hard it is to be consistent.

In fact, this damned tape kind of haunts me, because despite my best intentions (and I DO have good intentions when it comes to exercising), I can't seem to do the silly tape five actual days in a row. Something always comes up and I forget to do it.

It's not that I don't do SOME type of exercise (I usually get a chance to walk at a minimum), but it's hard to do something consistently five days in a row. I might be traveling, I might have a late night that eats up my next early morning workout time, I might have an early conference call, something always seems to get in the way.

So now I've logged one day of abs, I'm really going to try to do 5 days in a row. Wish me luck. I'm not sanguine about this.