I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! K and I spent much of Sunday at his mom’s house, and it was so nice to visit with family and friends for an afternoon cookout. Laughter filled the air for a good portion of our time together, and I realized just how much I have missed regular family gatherings. Cheers to celebrating!
Here are today’s three actionable tips:
- Block out time on your calendar.
— Once a week, take time to plan (or review and confirm) your upcoming fitness activities and block out time in your schedule. Whether it’s 10 minutes in the morning or 45 minutes after work, knowing when and where you intend to exercise and what you plan to do will make it easier to exercise consistently, as all you’ll need to do is show up.
- Log your activities.
— On the days that you work out, take a few minutes to log your fitness activities. You might choose to do this immediately after you exercise, or you might log your activities at another time as part of your daily routine. Capture details that will show you your progress over time, such as activity type and duration. Depending on the type of exercise, you may want to log additional details such as speed or the number of sets and reps completed using a particular weight.
- Believe that you can, and then work at it.
— Your attitude impacts your outcome. If you think you can, you are more likely to succeed than if you tell yourself that you can’t. You still must take steps toward reaching your goal, though. Trust that you are capable and that you can reach your goals, and then keep moving toward those goals by taking action that is aligned with your intention to succeed.