Resolving to shape up and build a better body in 2013 was the first step. Actually exercising and eating right is what gets you results. If you are having trouble reaching health and fitness goals, then creating a fitness calendar may be just the thing you need!
A fitness calendar can help you define your fitness goals, plan your workouts according to your schedule, and help you to fit exercise into your daily routine. Editors note: After reading this blog post, if you think a fitness calendar is not enough to help you achieve fitness goals then it may be time to look in to a personal trainer. It’s more affordable than you think and a personal traininer gets results. Visit our Personal Training section to learn more.
Fitness Calendar Steps:
1. How do you currently plan your time? Whether you use a calendar on your computer or smart phone or purchase a calendar or planner that you use specifically for fitness, decide where and how you want to schedule your workouts. You may also want to create a separate chart to track things like nutrition, body weight, and inches lost so that you can regularly track your success.
2. Come up with a summarized exercise plan. Make sure that you include a variety of workout options including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and exercise programs such as yoga, swimming or stretching that can help you improve your flexibility.
3. Block out days on your calendar. Consider your personal workout preferences. Do you like working out in the morning? Or does a time later in the day better fit your daily routine? Commit yourself to doing your pre-planned workouts each day.
4. Be sure to vary your workouts. A good fitness plan should include a balance of stretching, toning, and aerobic activities. Be sure to schedule at least two days of resistance training and three days of cardio exercise. If you need help creating a workout plan, consult with a Future Fitness personal trainer for advice.
5. Goals and tracking. Whether it’s losing weight, increasing reps, or extending the duration of each workout, create a monthly goal for yourself and note it at the end of each month.
6. Reward yourself! Praising yourself will help make your goals more attainable and ensure that you stick with your new fitness plan. Plan a special day out after meeting your goals, buy yourself a new pair of jeans – choose something that will motivate you to push yourself to finish.
If you think a fitness calendar is not enough to help you achieve fitness goals then it may be time to look in to a personal trainer. It’s more affordable than you think and a personal traininer gets results. Visit our Personal Training section to learn more.