Failing to Plan...

"Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail" - Alan Lakein

Whether you've given up on your fitness resolution or wishing you had, now is the time to re-evaluate your approach. Jumping into the deep end just doesn't work for the long term. What we need is a good plan that is easy to follow and fun to do. 

How will a plan help?

Let's look at it this way. When was the last time you went on vacation and aimlessly drove random roads hoping to reach your destination? Vacation time is precious, so most people like to know where they're going and the best way to get there. That way we can maximize our time spent in an enjoyable place. 

Then why is working out any different? This time is just as precious! Yet, many choose take the 'shotgun' approach to exercise. That is, they manically scramble from one one activity, exercise, or machine to the next with little sense of purpose, hoping that something works. 

A good plan is a road map that will guide us to our fitness goal. It is a tool that eliminates guesswork and wasted time and effort. It will allow us to focus on the execution of the tasks at hand. Our plan will also allow us to measure our progress and make targeted adjustments along the way.

I will leave you with this for now. Until next time, reflect on what you did and did not like about your fitness resolution.