Hello my fellow fitness-fanatics! It’s been some time since I’ve actually just sat down and written about my fitness journey, what’s been working well for me and shared that with you guys (as much as I’m sure you love receiving all the new recipes 😛 ).
As I’m now in a slightly more settled place with work and finishing off my training for my new role as a Mortgage Advisor, I decided to start September with an overall ‘Fitness Plan’, that would cover the following:-
- My Goals (for the month)
- Days : Gym Sessions (ratio)
- Plan of Action
The first thing that I’ve outlined is ‘how many days are there in the month which I could potentially go to the gym?’ – this creates a good overview of what I could potentially achieve based on how active I am able to be with my gym attendance.
Now I know what’s possible, I set my actual goals of what I want to achieve. In this case I’m looking for ‘more defined abs’, ‘more toned arms’ and ‘bigger shoulders and chest’. It’s important to think long and hard about this, because your goals are what motivate you to keep on going, so dare to dream with them.
Finally I’ve set a ‘plan of action’, the ‘how I will achieve this’. In this case I plan to alternate what I do on a triple-basis – ARMS, SHOULDERS & CHEST sessions. Each session will have built-in additional exercises for ABS and LEGS (because these will certainly not be neglected).
So there you have it, a glimpse into what my fitness journey is about, and so far I’ve not missed one session. I think today is session number 13 out of a possible 20 days in the month and I’m pleased with my progress so far.
The final point I want to make though is that as important as a ‘Fitness/Gym Strategy’ is, it will become much more powerful if it’s aligned with a Nutritional Strategy. This doesn’t have to go to the extreme of knowing precisely how many grams of x you are consuming by the day etc, but a general overview of what to eat and what to avoid.
Have no fear, I’ll cover this in a seperate blog post using my own.
Hope you find this useful for your own goals and let me know if you have any questions or comments about this subject.