When it comes to exercising, we don’t always think that organization is a priority.
Sometimes we plan things in our head thinking we will follow through with what we promised, but in the end we either forget or push it to the side. With living a healthy lifestyle you don’t want to do this to yourself. Make it a priority to organize your physical activities and exercise routines.
Before I work out I make sure I have a plan. I think about what I need to do and how I am going to do it. All of my exercises are written down to help me get through the work out. Once it is written down, I feel as though I have NO EXCUSES. There is no way that I will skip a workout, or lower the intensity level. When my workouts are written down, it gives me an extra push, an extra strive to get through the entire 30 minutes/hour without any slack.
This year organize yourself. Write down your plans for the week. What you need to do and what you want to do.
- Get your day started with a workout. 5am-6am-7am isn’t as bad as
it sounds. You’d be surprised with the amount of energy you have
that day if you begin it with exercising.
- If the mornings aren’t your thing, end your day with a great work
out. It will help relieve any stress that has built up during the day.
- Your downtime in the evening can be time for your physical activity.
Take at least 30 minutes out of this time to workout and you will be
glad you did it.
- If you have an extremely busy schedule, look to see if there are
scattered times throughout the day to have 10-minute bouts of
exercise- don’t miss that chance. Write it down in your timetable to
remind yourself that you have to get some physical activity in.
What Do I Do?
I have a fitness journal that I like to write in. I write down the days I’m exercising, the type of exercises, the weights, the reps, and the sets. Even if I don’t write in my journal, my workouts are still written down somewhere for me to view.
Get organized, Write things down. Make sure you schedule your activities, and stay active.
Jenna Webster, ACSM, ACE – Personal trainer specializing in empower busy women to live healthy and active lifestyles!”