I am really jamming on how great it feels to be back at the studio… consistently! So I found some reasons why I have been enjoying it so much 🙂
Consistency allows for measurement. This is why we have cards for each apparatus and one of the columns is the day the move was introduced. How awesome is it when you have been working on something for awhile and it finally clicks?! Especially when it comes to moves related to fundamental strength or technique, you will only see improvement after consistently applying yourself. Until you have tried something new for a period of time and in a consistent manner, you can’t determine if it works or not. How do you measure effectiveness if what you are measuring isn’t performed consistently? Personally, my handsprings are weak right now and that is because I have not been consistently training my full bracket strength. Or is it because I am afraid or need to work on my pelvic tuck? I don’t know because I haven’t been consistent and therefore cannot adjust where necessary.
Consistency creates accountability. The more consistent I am at showing up, doing conditioning or working on x, y, z, the more accountable I become to myself. If you tend to push self-care to the side, find yourself an accountability partner! I always appreciate when Arnie kicks me out of the house when I do not have the internal inertia. I also have accountable partners that I promise to meet at the studio. This helps me get out of bed even though my bed is way more warm and comfy than a metal pole.
Consistency feels good. It feels good to work out (thank-you endorphins!). It feels really good to be getting more confident on all of the apparatuses, stronger and more flexible. It also feels really good to see all of the amazing women at the studio again. All of you have been a consistent part of my life for so long, that it is so great to have that sense of normalcy back. Cheers to being consistent!