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Back on Track: Map Out Your Fitness Schedule For the Week

This Sunday night, take some time to go over your schedule for the upcoming week and plan some exercise time. It's easy to make the excuse that you just don't have time to work out, so make it a priority before anything else comes up. Take out your daily planner, or you can print out this free downloadable fitness journal, and write down the days you're going to the gym or to your Pilates class. Jot down what afternoons you're planning to walk with your girlfriend at lunch, or when you're going to do a Kung Fu Kickboxing DVD in your living room. If you write it down, you're more likely to stick to it and won't let an appointment, errand, or meeting get in the way.

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Planning for the week ahead will make me more likely to stick to it or risk feeling bad when I don't.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
great idea...
runningesq runningesq 9 years
I use beginnertriathlete.com to log all my workouts --- I don't have to plan them because I'm following a half ironman training program! :)
MindayH MindayH 9 years
I do this every week - and email my schedule to my friends too, that way, they know when I am busy, and can join in if they are available too
EastVillageAmy EastVillageAmy 9 years
I meant "how" not "hoe" ;) And "to keep a more balanced fitness regimen" I wish there was a way to edit.
EastVillageAmy EastVillageAmy 9 years
I have a chalkboard front door where I put the days of the week at the top and then I write below hoe many mins of cardio, when I did strength or yoga or ballet or whatever. It really helps toward the end of the week, I just glance at it and can tell what I need to do more of to keep a more fitness regimen. And it's nice to see the spaces filled up, and feel all accomplished.
gigill gigill 9 years
Thanks for that tip n00dledancer!
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 9 years
serickson- sparkpeople.com has a good fitness tracker
kia kia 9 years
I am such a virgo and have to do this now that I am working out more.
Stephen-E Stephen-E 9 years
I like the online fitness journal but it's just a printout. What are some of the best interactive online fitness systems? I want to log and track my info and progress online. Thanks.
tchan01 tchan01 9 years
Very good idea :-)
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