A step by step guide to help you set up you own Personalised Fitness Plan. Figuring out WHY, HOW, WHAT, WHO and your GOALs will help set you up for success on your fitness journey.
Step 1 – WHY (Inspiration)
Why do you want to get in shape?
Why do you want to lose weight?
Why do you want to feel at your prime?
These are some questions to ask yourself. Is it that you want to start dating again? Increase your body confidence? Or just maintain your physical fitness? Realising your WHY is the first step to begin inspiring yourself to get out of your comfort zone. And preparing your mind and body for exactly where you want it to be.
Action – Write a list of reasons why you want to get fit and stick them in your fitness planner or somewhere you will constantly see them to remind you every day and night.
Step 2 – HOW (Nutrition)
Nutrition is one of the biggest things you will need to change if you are looking to feel your best and perform at your highest. This means NO junk food. My tip is to get a test done to guide you with what exactly is good and bad for your body type. As well as always doing your own research to educate yourself into nutrition and diets.
Healthy eating can be very simple, but realistically everyone loves to give into their cravings occasionally. That is where balance and self control is very important.
Action – Write a shopping list of 5 healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Write exactly what ingredients you need to get and do not deviate from your plan. Trust me, once you get home you will thank me.
Step 3 – WHAT (Workouts)
What workouts will you be doing? Come up with your best workout routine and stick with it. If you are looking to maintain physical fitness, I would recommend making time for a 2 – 4 mile walk or jog every morning. As well as two to four 25 minute workouts a week, either at home or at your local gym.
If you are looking to lose weight, start with making sure your diet is right. Then focus on doing 3-5 workouts a week, this could include a few runs as part of the program. My tip is to book a session in with a Personal Trainer to get a personal workout program for your fitness level.
Step 4 – WHO (Support)
Who are your supporters? Now this journey in fitness won’t always feel easy. This is why you will be needing support. Look into getting an accountability partner. (Someone that is on the journey with you). Maybe you have someone you can message every morning to let them know you are going on your run and they could do the same back to you. A coach could also be someone that supports you.
Action – Message two friends and let them know your fitness plan and see if they would like to join you. If the first two people you message don’t want to, then message 2 more until you find yourself an accountability buddy.
Step 5 – GOAL (Being Realistic)
The last step is setting realistic and motivating goals. for example, in 6 months time I want to have lost 10 pounds. Set yourself mental goals as well as physical goals. Maybe you want to wake up before 6am every morning to start your days bright and early or to fit in that morning run.
Action – Make a vision board that you can look at everyday to remind you of what you want and the goals you are striving to achieve.
If you are struggling to find motivation, check out our last post; https://trainingforphysicalfitness.com/index.php/2021/02/25/finding-your-fitness-motivation/