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Personal Workout Plan

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One thing I've learned over the past several years is that whenever you are starting an exercise program, getting back into an exercise routine or changing your current workout, there's a list of 5 things that you MUST do before you begin. Without this 5 step process, you may just be spinning your wheels and wasting a lot of time at the gym.

I have found that going through these 5 things not only gets me focused, but ensures that I am maximizing my workout time and seeing the greatest results.

Today, I'm going to give you the first 2 of the 5, because I really want you to take the time to go through these one at a time and think each one through. I highly encourage you to grab a pen and paper and take a few minutes to do this yourself.

Step 1: Ask yourself, "What is my ultimate goal with this workout program?"

You really have to figure this out before you do absolutely anything else. And I should mention that it does not have to be only 1 goal...you can pick 2 or 3, but I definitely would not choose more than 3 at one time.

For myself, I have chosen the following 2 goals:

  1. Core Strengthening
  2. Increase muscle and muscle tone

Now, those are my personal goals. Yours may be very, very different. But the most important part is that you establish exactly where you're going so you can then determine how best to get there. I know you've probably heard this plenty of times, but you can't determine what map you need if you don't know your exact destination. Your goals are your destination, and now you can better determine what exercise program to use as your "map."

Step 2: Now ask yourself,"How much time do I have to dedicate to my workouts?"

Time for Fitness

This is something you HAVE to be realistic about. For myself, with 2 small children, a full-time job, and a house to take care of, I really need to figure out how much time is realistic for me to dedicate to exercise each week.

I keep using the word "realistic" because I want you to set yourself up to win. For example, setting up an exercise plan that is going to take hours and hours each week may not work for your current lifestyle...it definitely wouldn't work for me! I've determined that I can allocate 40 minutes, 3 days a week to my program, and I need to be as efficient as possible with that time.

Take just a few minutes right now to go through these first 2 very important questions. Based on your goals, you may find that you are not currently following the right exercise program. You may also find that you just haven't set up a "realistic" workout plan for your lifestyle.

What is YOUR ultimate goal with your workout program?

I'll be back tomorrow with Step 3, so make sure you complete Steps 1 and 2 before then!

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       9 posts
  1. Balance   
       4 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Parenting   
       2 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       2 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       2 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       1 posts

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