Knowing what you should be doing to reach your fitness goals is really hard, and making a plan to get there is even harder. To make sure i stay on track with working out i write my own plans! As you progress they obviously change, and adapt, but here’s 5 of the things that ensure i (and you!) write an awesome workout plan for 2016!
Your Goals – The first and most important step is to know your goals. Whether it’s weightloss, strength or even to run a marathon you have to know what you want to achieve, so you can figure out the best way to get there. Make sure you’re realistic about both your goal, and the time you want to achieve it in.
Your Finances – Obviously working out doesn’t have to be expensive, or in fact cost you anything at all. But it’s important to consider ways you may be willing to pay. Are you going to get a gym membership? Are you going to pay for classes? Are you going to buy equipment to workout at home? Most of this will be figured out when you consider the next step…
Your Schedule – Working out requires time. So one of the most important steps to creating a workout plan you’ll stick to is by looking at your schedule. Do you only have free time before work? Do you have time to drive/travel to the gym? Do you have children to look after? What days/times will work best? Once you know what days, and at what time you can workout you can start to put together the plan.
Research – Now you know your goal, when you have time to work out, and the places you want to workout (i.e home/gym) you can start to research exercises and tips. (i have some workouts you can see here). It’s important to understand that everyones goals are different, so the ways you get there will vary. For example, lifting weights every day isn’t going to help you if you want to run a marathon. Just like running an hour a day isn’t going to build muscle or strength. You don’t need to be an expert in fitness, but you will need to research your goals. And if you have any questions definitely ask me in the comments or on Twitter.
Actually Write Your Plan – I will be doing a more in depth post on this next week, but if you already want to get started you can create your own weekly template, or download one like this so you can visually see your workout plan! I plan mine per day, and stick to the same each week. (I also have what exercises, and how many reps – but this will all be in next weeks post) 🙂
Monday - Back, Biceps & 30 mins HIIT on treadmill
Tuesday - Chest, Shoulders & Triceps
Wednesday - Legs
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Back, Biceps & 30 mins HIIT on treadmill
Saturday - Chest, Shoulders & Triceps
Sunday - Rest (or HIIT)
I hope this has helped some of you! Like i mentioned, i’ve got a more in depth post for next week on actually writing the plan (whatever your goal is) but take your time to consider the steps above, and next week you’ll be ready to write the best workout plan, everrrr! xox