Today we are cutting to the chase my friend and I’m giving you the most important trick, tip and strategy I know to help you reach your fitness goals.
Schedule your workouts on your calendar a month (or more) at a time.
By putting your workouts on your calendar you are assigning them the same importance as a work meeting, a 50th birthday party for a friend, your anniversary, or your son’s orthodontist appointment.
- It eliminates the decision-making.
- It eliminates the negotiating.
Now, let’s slide back into reality for just a beat. Yes, things will come up that may interfere with your schedule. Kids get sick, work meetings pop up, family stuff or a spouse’s work trip may topple the apple cart for a day or so.
And that’s ok. Just pick up the workout as scheduled the next day and move forward. No fretting, no worrying, no need to try and make it up. You simply resume.
Once you get into the hang of scheduling your workout times, you can plot out your workouts. That’s how my planning has evolved. I schedule my run days, my strength days and any other random thing I’m doing.
But if you’re new to this whole gig, simply block out your time for now. And if you have a shared calendar with your family, even better. Your spouse, partner, kids, will be able to see that you are working out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30 – 6:30am with Keli at Boot-Camp.
I promise you, this one thing is seemingly simple and if you stick with it, highly effective.
Now go run!