How to Achieve Your Fitness Goals Using a Planner
Using a daily planner is a great way to reach your goals and complete your daily tasks. But a planner doesn’t need to be limited to your daily tasks or to-do lists. You can also use a planner to achieve your fitness goals, whether they be weight loss, muscle gain or you simply just want a healthier lifestyle!
Writing your goals down has been found to increase the chances you’ll achieve them by 42%, so by using a planner, you are helping yourself reach any fitness goals you have.
A fitness planner is different from a yearly/daily planner because it has been designed specifically to track everything related to your fitness including:
- Mental health
- Fitness goals
- Meal plans
- Bodily measurements and weight
- Before and after photos
And much more!
Let’s learn how you can use a fitness planner to reach your fitness goals!
1. Get in the Right Mindset
Your mind is a very powerful tool! It’s important to use your planner to first get yourself in the right mindset before you begin to map out your goals.
Being in the right mindset will help you identify achievable goals based on what you know you are capable of.
Some important questions to ask yourself when trying to get into the right mindset are:
- What goals have you accomplished in the past?
- What accomplishments have you felt proud of?
- How do you feel when you’re empowered?
This fitness planner starts out by getting you to fill out detailed worksheets as an exercise to get you into the right mindset before moving onto the “goals” section!
2. Identify Your Goals
Now that you are in the right mindset, you are ready to begin identifying your goals! The goals you write down shouldn’t only be related to your body (i.e. weight loss and muscle gain). Fitness has lots to do with your overall health, and your goals should reflect that!
It’s important to come up with goals in regards to self-care, nutrition, health, and fitness. Even if it’s just adding a bit of extra veggies, a couple of minutes of meditation, or just closing your ideas and do nothing for a bit.
You should also write big goals for the year as well as smaller monthly goals that will be easier to achieve.
This fitness planner will walk you through a detailed goal-setting journey where there is even space to add photos to help you better visualize your goals!
3. Detailed Meal Planning
Fitness is more than just going to the gym. Managing what you put into your body is just as important as the exercises you perform!
Using a planner makes it easy to plan your meals for weeks and even months at a time. Writing down your shopping lists and meal plans can help you identify areas where you can improve.
For example, if you notice that your shopping lists don’t contain many vegetables, you may want to consider increasing the number of vegetables you are consuming.
Aside from helping you plan your meals, a fitness planner, such as this one, will also make it easy for you to trace the calories and macronutrients your body is receiving. Tracking your macronutrients is incredibly important whether your goal is to lose weight or gain muscle!
4. Track Your Fitness & Health
Tracking your fitness and overall health with your planner is going to be incredibly beneficial in helping you achieve your goals – it’ll take you there step-by-step.
A planner specifically made for fitness will have lots of room and instructional pages for you to fill out to manage your workouts and physical activity. Like this fitness planner, which guides you through the process to develop a detailed 12-week plan so you can always hold yourself accountable and know exactly what needs to be done each day. It also includes space for your body measurements to see where you are improving as the weeks go on.
A good fitness planner will also incorporate your overall health into your fitness journey. For women especially, it is important to track your period and PMS symptoms as those will affect not only your mood but your weight and body as well!
Will a Fitness Planner Help You?
Using a fitness planner will help you identify realistic goals and help give you a clear direction as to how you can achieve those goals.
On top of giving you a clear direction, using a planner will also motivate you and keep you accountable along the way! Accountability is one of the most needed factors we need to achieve our goals, and it’s one of the most underrated. So, why not give yourself the chance to have clarity + accountability in your iPad or tablet?
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‘What’s your next fitness goal?’, mine is getting in shape after 10 months of doing nothing 😛
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