Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail
It amazes me that one piece of paper can make such a difference. An immediate impact. But it does. Somehow, this piece of paper has the ability to create motivation, consistency, accountability, and even results.
There is tremendous value in having a plan. In writing something down and committing to it.
When we write it down, it becomes more real. When it is visual in front of us, we have to think about it and react to it. This is a huge separator between those who achieve their goals and those who don't...an actual, specific, written plan for achieving the goal.
The calendar above is based on goals, ability level, and work and life schedule. A professional can help to assess any limitations, establish a starting point, and even organize your workouts and exercise schedule. However, you can get started on your own-look at your week, your schedule, start to analyze your time and resources, and set some goals!
Don't worry about why you don't do it, or when you did this and stopped, just start creating and committing to a plan. It doesn't even have to be super intricate. Use post-it notes, your cell phone, your gym's group exercise schedule, or even the calendar on your fridge or at work.
If you can start by organizing your time, by planning out specific goals, you can help carve out time and give attention to a big priority-our health. Having a plan feels good, it's great to have structure, and we need it!
Start small, even with just a week. Be realistic with you and your schedule. Know what you can and can't commit to. Give yourself grace to make changes to the plan if you need to. You can do this.