Saturday, March 24, 2018

No Plan Or Accountability

So why do you need a plan? OK, let me throw out a few reasons to see if I ring any bells.  How about procrastination, time management, consistency, or accountability? Now that we are on the same page,  let's take a look at what a plan should be:

"A plan is typically a diagram or list of steps with timing and resources used to achieve an objective."

Simply put, your plan should be the road map to your ultimate fitness goal. Now that you have decided what you want to do, how are you going to do it? Let's take a look at what you need to consider when developing your fitness goal plan.

The biggest challenge will be time management. You need to decide how much time you are going to invest, where will it fit comfortably in your current lifestyle, and commit to those time frames. Next, you need to consider how you are going to use that time to ensure you take full advantage of that investment. Then prioritize and create the right balance between exercise (weight training, cardio, group classes, etc.) rest, and diet guidelines that coincide with the benchmarks you established within your ultimate goal. Keep in mind that things will change along the way. That's just life. So, you will need to keep track of your progress and depend on your designated benchmarks to make any needed adjustments to stay on track. Once completed, you will have created the consistency and accountability needed to accomplish your goals and drive your continued success.

There are plenty of resources available to help you design and track your plan. You can write it down, use a calendar, spread sheet, or apps designed for your smart phones or tablets.  Just make sure that it's something you are comfortable with and will use on a daily basis. In addition, I have included links to some of my previous posts that should help guide you through designing, tracking, and prioritizing the needs of your plan.

Helpful posts from the archives:
Gauging Success
Tracking Daily Progress with Fooducate
Staying on Track while Traveling
Fitting in a Workout on Your Busiest Days
Nutrition Tips

Until next time, always enjoy your journey to better fitness and health,

Find Your Balance - Keep It Simple - Get Results


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