Consistently inconsistent | bleuwater

The lovely pool in Palm Springs.

Have you heard the phrase “consistency is key?”

It’s the observe of undertaking a little something often to create a habit.

I am regularly inconsistent with my swimming. It is since swimming isn’t easy. I also never like having my hair moist.

Very seriously, I have a good deal of hair and it’s a agony to wash, comb and dry. I’d like to wash my hair only a several situations a week — but when you’re swimming in chlorine you have to wash your hair right after each individual swim.

I’ve been swimming off and on for seven years. I experienced some excellent excuses why I skipped swimming. A torn ACL, knee and cataract medical procedures and then COVID shutdowns. All together, that took me out of the pool for a couple of decades.

This time back again in the pool, I’ve made a decision the top secret is regularity. I’m beginning little by little, two days a week, swimming 1,000 yards — which was my warm-up in Masters. I commenced with kicking 5 times a 7 days in my yard pool to get the dangle of obtaining back again in the h2o.

Then I headed to the YMCA to lap swim. I could push myself and do additional yards or additional times, but I’m little by little heading to construct. I went from strolling each individual day to introducing swimming and barre classes and ended up with a pulled muscle. At my age, I have figured out my lesson.

Start off off easy, develop a practice and make. Be constant.

I wrote about consistency and parenting that was revealed on SwimSwam. You can read it Right here.

I wrote about my to start with day of swimming US Masters Right here.

What are your tricks to acquiring excellent behaviors whether it’s operating out or other facets of your life?

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