Trying to get back into an exercise routine or start for the first time can be very difficult and many people fail or give up after a short period of time. In order to combat this you should formulate a plan and try to make exercising a habit and not just something that happens randomly.
Studies have shown how effective planning is when it comes to actually following through with exercise. If you plan your exercise/workouts you can be up to twice as likely to follow through with it comparison to not planning it.
At the start of every week you should plan your exercise as follows:
I will exercise/workout (this day) at (this time) at (this place/gym).
This gives you a specific plan and you can even at more detail to this to make it more effective:
I will perform (this type of exercise) on (this day) at (this time) at/in (this place).
In the second example you have a more defined plan about what you are going to do when you get to the gym etc.
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Personally, I think this is a very important factor in continually following a plan and making exercise a habit. I like to print or write down my planned exercise/workouts for the week in a table and simply mark off what I’ve completed. I believe this is a great tool for motivation because when you put this on your wall at home and you highlight the exercise/workouts you have completed each week you will NOT want to miss one. You’ll want to have all blocks highlighted and if you miss any you’ll be determined not to miss any the next week.
Why not download my free Weekly Planner below. It’s a PDF of a table that you can print off, fill in each week your planned exercise and then highlight your completed ones.