So many people have the New Year’s resolution to lose weight, to be healthier, to exercise more, but how many actually stick to it after a week or a month? not many. One way to stick to a resolution is to follow the SMART steps and also by making it a routine which is only a 2 step process.. Plan it & schedule it. After about a month it will become not only routine but habit and if you miss a day you will feel it.
PLAN IT– Using my exercise-routine printable choose 1 or 2 rest days and cross them out (my rest days are wednesday & friday). Next choose a cardio workout & 2 muscle groups to work each of the other days and fill them in the planner. For example mine is as follows:
Monday- Skating-Core-No Secondary
Thursday–30 minute walk- Legs- Butt
Friday– Rest Day
Sunday–30 minute walk- Legs- Butt
SCHEDULE IT– By putting things in your planner there is more of a chance you will get to them and find time to do it. Schedule your workouts for breaks throughout the day (example: I go skating on my lunch hour on Mondays & Tuesdays; 30 minute walks in the evening with my husband.) I decide on when then I solidify it by writing it in my planner. For example my Monday looks like:
6-630: Core (3 sets- 60 sec. each)
roll up | bird dogs | Pulse ups| Windshield Wipers | Crunches | Alternating Superman | Straight leg raise | Cross Crunches | Plank
After 30 days I reassess and re-plan my routine and keep going.