Yikes! That was a bit of a dramatic headline!
When someone claims to have the best fitness plan in the world, you better click! And I’m so glad you did!
It’s true, I claim to have the answer to the best fitness program out there. But, before I tell you about it, what do you want from a fitness program?
Are you looking for exercise that you love?
Are you looking to lose weight, gain muscle, get fit?
Are you looking for exercise that will fit your schedule?
Are you looking for exercise that will give you life changing results?
Are you looking for cardio, high intensity interval training, strength training, yoga, or something else?
Are you looking to exercise alone? With friends? With your kids?
What about exercise in the morning, midday, or evening?
Do you want at home exercises or a fitness plan you can follow at the gym?
The truth is, exercise programs are complex! The fitness program your neighbor, friend, or sister is following is not necessarily the best one for you.
Yep, it’s true.
The best exercise plan in the world is…
THE ONE THAT YOU WILL FOLLOW
All the exercise plans in the world won’t do you any good unless you follow them! So, what is the best exercise program for the unique life that is yours? Stick around, because today I’m going to teach you how to set up an exercise plan that works for you (or let you know where you can get your hands on your very own personalized exercise program).
In fact, before I move on, if you already know you’ve tried following a fitness program and it’s fizzled out, or if you want to get started on the right path from day 1, click here. (Hint: it’s a program made just for YOU)
3 TIPS FOR CREATING A FITNESS PLAN THAT WORKS FOR YOU
TIP #1: FIND WHAT YOU LOVE
The first thing you need to do when getting started on any exercise program is to decide what you actually like to do.
I’m a runner and love to hike. I don’t like to cycle (unless I have a destination) or swim. So, for me to set up a plan to lap swim a couple times per week - highly unlikely!!!
It’s doesn’t necessarily matter WHAT you do, but rather how likely you are to stick to it.
So, choose something you love. Maybe that means exploring new things, trying new classes, or whatever that looks like for you.
Then, just be consistent with it, which is why tip #2 is so important.
TIP #2: TAKE THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE
Remember how I said the best exercise plan in the world is the one you’ll stick to?
Well, it’s a fact. The harder you make your exercise plan to follow, the more likely you’ll give it up too soon.
Take the path of least resistance. Especially when you’re starting out.
No, this does not make you lazy. It makes you smart.
You’ve already chosen a plan that you’ll enjoy. Now, it’s time to put that plan into action.
Find the place, the time, the equipment that will make following your new program a breeze (ok, maybe not a breeze, but doable). If you’re an early riser, schedule exercise in the morning. If you like to sleep in, schedule time right after work or at lunch.
So, after you’ve chosen your exercise plan (which if you want one of your very own made specifically for you, click here!), then make it easy to follow. The plan itself doesn’t have to be easy, but the way to accomplish the plan does.
TIP #3: MAKE A SCHEDULE
This is where a schedule comes in.
I love the analogy of a doctor’s appointment. But today, I’m going to change it to a spa appointment (because that sounds heavenly). When you book your spa appointment, you usually don’t just no-show the practioner, right?
When it comes to your fitness, your health, your self care, don’t no-show yourself.
You’ve already found a way to take the path of least resistance in setting up your exercise program. Maybe you’ve decided mornings are best for you, or working out at home is more realistic than hitting the gym, or exercising with your kids around is completely unproductive.
Now it’s time to schedule it. Yep, put it in your calendar every day. Hold that time for yourself sacred. Don’t make plans, don’t schedule things for that time slot. It’s your time, even if only for 15-20 minutes. If something comes up, as it inevitably will, reschedule the exercise to another time, but don’t just cross it off the list.
There you have it, 3 of my top tips to creating your own exercise plan that works for you.
But, sometimes putting all the effort into creating something can feel daunting, especially if you don’t know where to start.
That’s why I’m offering something that will help you with that path of least resistance, help you get started on the right foot, and help you take the guess work out of creating a plan for yourself.
Personalized exercise plans! Yep, a 6 week completely done-for-you exercise program that is unique to your needs, wants, and desires.
Are you ready to feel better about your body, lose weight or reach another health and wellness goal, or have a plan that you’ll finally stick to and not feel like a failure?
Head here for alllll the details about these programs and to hear what others are saying about it.
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