I am often asked, how to create a workout plan...
So I wanted to share with you 5 simple steps you can take to create a workout plan that will set you up for success!
STEP #1 - SET YOUR GOALS
The first thing you want to do when you are creating a workout plan is to consider your goals. If you do not know what it is that you want to accomplish, it is incredibly difficult to get there.
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”—-said Alice.
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
You need to be clear with what it is you want to accomplish by creating a fitness plan.
Once you are clear with what your goals are, whether that is to lose weight, gain muscle, increase your fitness level, just start moving etc...
Whatever it is, define it.
That is your first step.
STEP #2 - CREATE A BALANCED ROUTINE
I am a firm believer in balance.
Having learned this the hard way, often taking exercise and diets to extremes…I know from personal experience that balance is key to long term success.
This means create a routine that works for you.
That allows you to incorporate fitness into your life, without it taking over your whole life.
STEP #3 - PROGRESS SLOWLY
What I mean by this is that if you have been doing absolutely nothing…do NOT start by working out for an hour a day 6 days a week.
This can lead to injury, fatigue, and burnout.
I always recommend easing into it.
For example...if you have been working out for an hour 3 days a week…up that to 4 days a week, and moderate activity the rest of the week.
Or, if you haven’t been doing any activity at all, start with 3 days a week for a couple of weeks... then build up to 4 days a week.
You want to set yourself up for success, and doing too much too quickly can lead to burnout.
STEP #4 - TAKE ACTION
Start taking action on your fitness plan.
Do what you have laid out for yourself.
Your goals will always stay goals if you never take action to get there.
STEP #5 - TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Keep a journal or some type of log...you can even use the notes section in your phone.
Whatever your preferred tracking method is...just make sure to keep track of your workouts and how you feel.
I love writing down my workouts.
It helps me to see how my body is responding to what I do.
It helps me to implement my rest days at the proper time, and it also helps me to see what workouts work best for me.
I hope that these 5 steps are helpful for you in creating and implementing your workout plan.
Remember to be patient and persistent in taking action towards your goal.
If you fall off track, don’t beat yourself up.
Just get right back on track, and keep moving forward.
You’ve got this!
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