Facing a Fresh Start with Workout Planning
Now that we’ve made it through the first month of 2013 you might be at the stage where you’re re-evaluating your New Year’s resolutions and goals. Maybe you’ve decided to start something fresh now that the novelty of exercising as a resolution has worn off. It’s time to assess what you’ve been doing and look to either a fresh start or the next step with your workout planning in order to keep you going strong with your goals.
Ask yourself these three questions:
- What have I been doing?
- What were the results?
- What can I do to improve or change those results?
Here are three steps to take to address the questions above, and help you evaluate what you’ve been doing with exercise and fitness, and how to push toward achieving your goals. I encourage you to write these recordings down, so that you can see in the future how you’ve grown.
- Assess Yourself: Take a record of what you have been doing for exercise or fitness, and be honest. How much time do you spend on a daily or weekly basis for cardiovascular exercise? What are your current strength training exercises, weight amounts, and repetitions? What is your flexibility like? What kinds of foods and beverages are you consuming, and how much each day? These are all questions that can help you see where you are currently and bring you to the next step and question; what were the results?
- Evaluate the Effects: Note any changes you have seen from your current workout regimen. Start by recording any objectives you made prior to starting that regimen, if you can. Did you have any weight loss goals, strength or endurance targets? Record how the exercise and training you have been doing has helped you toward success with achieving these goals.
- Plan a Fresh Start: Now that you know where you are currently, and what has or has not worked, you’re ready to start fresh! Make new goals, and change your workout either in small changes (adding more reps here or using that machine there) or by renovating your workout regimen completely.
Your body and your health could really use a fresh start, and change on a regular basis – not just for the New Year. In fact, if you do the same thing all the time, your exercises will begin to lose effectiveness. Your body and health do not grow toward success if they are stagnant, and neither can you. You must grow and change with fresh things to continue to meet your goals and see success.
And if you’re in doubt about how to plan your fresh start, our personal trainers can provide expert advice or individual instruction to help you move toward success in your fitness goals!