I don’t know about you, but when I get stressed, I feel like the whole world is moving at fast forward, including my thoughts and, likely, my actions.
My mind is racing too much to make a feasible plan for just about anything. So, getting my workout in, for me, would typically be the workout that requires the least preparation: running.
And then, I look outside, and it is a hot rainy mess. Not worth it.
I’m left with a choice: figure out another workout (i.e. more stress) or don’t work out at all (also, more stress).
How do we make fitness the most stress-free part of our day? It’s simple.
Always, always have a fitness plan.
If you are signed up for my newsletter and got my guide to making workouts fit your busy schedule, you know that scheduling your workouts is one of my biggest tips.
However, simply scheduling your workout without a plan of what you’ll do with your time just creates an excuse to skip your workout.
Your plan doesn’t have to be complicated. If you have a lot of exercises in your mental bag of tricks, a plan like this could be all you need:
If you don’t, maybe your schedule can look more like this:
Is just the idea of creating your own plan causing you stress? Call in some assistance! Check out my membership page for options on virtual training programs.
This option might be your saving grace if…
- You have a specific fitness goal and you aren’t quite sure how to get there.
- You don’t have many exercises in your mental bag of tricks, or find it difficult to conjure them up on the fly.
- You get bored easily and want to make sure you have variety in your routine so you stick to it.
- You just plain don’t have the time to create a plan for yourself (or, if nothing else, you know you won’t take the time).
So, get busy! If you are ready to make your own plan, get it scheduled for this week! If not, check out your options for having a plan created for you. I’d love to help!
After you’ve made your plan, head to the comments section below and share your plan for tomorrow. Your idea might help someone else make a plan of her own.
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