It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
Its what we do consistently.
Having a plan to workout is easier said than done. And this is usually how it happens too. We "say" we are going to start working out.... and we might for a few days but then we miss a day, then another, and before we know it we are in that place again saying "I think I need to start working out!"
This scenario is all too familiar for so many of us!
We probably fall into 1 of 3 categories:
#1 We go to the gym or we exercise somewhat regularly but we never have a plan. So.. our exercise consists of random (not super effective) exercises because we really have no clue what or how to make the most out of our workout. This might mean one day we take a class, the next we go for a walk or jog, and then the next we do a couple squats combined with some stretching... Hmmm... Yes we are moving but without a more specific plan we don't seem to be getting anywhere.
#2 We are excited we found a workout we think is "the one" We do it - it kicks our ass. We do it again. It really kicks our ass. We don't do it ever again. It's not for us - we give up. This makes us feel like we suck so we search for another workout and the cycle continues.
#3 We see lots of workouts we think we might enjoy but we never know how to get started so we don't. We are paralyzed by the unknown. We fear everything we are unsure of. So we simple stay where we are... wondering if we will ever get the courage to take the first step.
Wherever we fall, in order to actually make anything happen for real, we need to put a plan in place.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
A set plan is the #1 tool we can use to #MSH.
AND being consistent is KEY!
Top 3 components of a well planned personal workout plan
#1 Incorporate strength training at least 3 days a week
#2 Incorporate some cardio (1-2 hours per week)
#3 Schedule your rest days
Having a workout plan is our blueprint for success! Sit down with a pen and paper and write it all down:
- Choose your workout days.
- Choose your strength training days.
- Choose your cardio days.
- Schedule a rest day.
- Schedule the times for each session and have a backup plan!
- Set an alarm. Set another alarm. 😉
When we have a plan for the day, the week, and the month we set ourselves up to be successful.
We are accountable each day for keeping up with what is on the plan. And doing the planning ahead of time means we are all scheduled and set - no changing things now!
Now go tell a friend, tell your family, be accountable.
You have an important date with your plan now that you must keep! Don’t let it down. More importantly don't let yourself down.
We all struggle with consistency as far as working out goes, right? And we often wonder what we could do to be more consistent... Make a plan!
Consistent action creates consistent results.
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