I snapped a pic of me organizing my next twelve weeks of workouts in my new fitness planner and a lot of y’all asked about it, SO I thought I’d share!
Staying consistently motivated is definitely my biggest problem when it comes to sticking to a workout schedule. I mean, I get really pumped (at first) when I’m starting a new workout plan but ultimately, that excitement fades and I’m left debating if I want to walk ALL the way down to my car and drive ALL the way to the gym or stay on my couch, watching Grey’s reruns.
It’s a CONSTANT battle, even for me.
But one thing that has always worked when it comes to getting me back on track is planning ahead. And I mean like really, SERIOUSLY, 100% planning EVERY detail of the workout.
This is mainly because I don’t want to leave anything up to chance. If I just tell myself I’m going to do a leg workout on Monday but don’t give any specifics, I might to like 20 lunges and then play on my phone for the next 45 minutes.
So I plan out every tiny detail. How many reps, sets, the weights I’ll use, and even the rest time in between exercises.
Can you tell I TOTALLY need structure?!?
So I was really excited when I found this fitness planner by Inkwell Press! It’s absolutely perfect & solves all my motivation problems.
I mean, first of all, let’s talk about how CUTE it is! When you search fitness planner on the Internet, all these manly workout logs come up and I’m just not a fan of using some ugly book to plan my workouts. This fitness planner is really chic and feminine AND it’s hard cover so it won’t get damaged easily. Plus it goes well with the rest of my gym bag contents.
Also, it’s the only feminine fitness planner I’ve found that has everything I need inside!
You have a 12-week game plan section at the beginning of the book. It totally works for me because I know what’s going on each week at a glance. Plus each day has a little check box next to it and there’s something extremely satisfying about checking off each day after a workout.
I feel accomplished! You know?
My weeks usually consist of a leg day, arm day, and full body day. In between, I like to do cardio and abs because well, you can never have enough cardio and abs.
On the weekends I like to tend to New Years Resolution and try out different group fitness classes! I ALWAYS switch it up. Lately, I’m loving Pilates, though. It’s a total body workout that really makes you feel the burn!
And every day gives a lot of room for DETAIL. So, again, nothing is left up to chance. There’s a section for your goals for the day, whether it be cardio, strength training, or flexibility and active recovery. Then you get to record everything that went into your workout that day.
My favorite part about the daily entries is that there’s a section to check in on how the day/your workout went. It definitely helps me get my thoughts together at the end of the day and see what I can do better at the next day.
Going a step further, there’s a weekly check-in section, too!!
I’m really putting my InBody Band to good use with this fitness planner. I wear it during my workouts to track my heart rate and calories burned. And I also use it to track my body fat and record it on my weekly check-ins.
I’m by no means obsessive about stepping on the scale or tracking my body fat, but I definitely think it’s motivational to see a number drop! No matter how much, it’s progress regardless. And that helps me keep going.
I can really tell a difference between when I use a fitness planner and when I don’t. I find myself actually looking forward to every one of my workouts, even if it has to be at 11 at night, which has been a trend lately. SO much business, I can’t even begin to describe it.
I’m sore way more often, and I’m one of those weird, demented people who loves being sore so this is a total plus.
Anyone else LOVE being sore?! It’s the best feeling, tbh.
I’ll give y’all a full update when I finish my workout plan in 9 more weeks. But be sure to follow me on snap to see day to day updates! I’m posting lots of quick recipes and workouts that you don’t want to miss.
Talk soon, babes!