Successful businesses have a business plan. In order to success in adding exercise to your life, you will need an exercise plan. I know, sitting down to write a plan may appear as insurmountable as beginning to exercise, but it’s important.
1 – Set a Goal
Do you want to have more energy, play with your grandchildren, garden, prevent a re-occurrence of your illness? These are all reasonable and obtainable goals. Write your goals down.
2 – How Much Time Can You Commit To A Exercise Program
10 minutes a day, 30 minutes, two 10 minute segments? If you’re in treatment your fatigue levels may vary from day-to-day so give yourself some flexibility when setting this goal. On days your fatigue is greatest plan for a 5 minute walk in the morning and a 5 minute walk in the afternoon. On days your energy levels are high try to achieve 20 to 30 minutes of exercise.
3 – Keep A Log
You’ll want to record what you did, how long, and how you felt during and after your workout. Why should you do this? To see your improvement. The best feedback you’ll receive is this written record of your success. A log also helps you pinpoint why on some days you could be less energetic or motivated.
4 – Make A Contract With Yourself
Create a contract committing to 12 weeks of exercise, outline your program, include what you will do if you hit an obstacle, and, how will you reward yourself at the end of the contract period.
Once the contract period is over reassess how you did, how you felt, and how you are going to keep exercise in your life.