Exercise plan? Life plan? Business plan? Have one? Get started right now…

Getting motivated to exercise, or for that matter doing anything regularly, can be difficult.  What gets in the way?  Motivation, life, distractions?   For me getting motivated to exercise is better when:

1. I have a buddy who is depending on me to show up,

2. I am paying for it (class, trainer, etc)

Why not look at developing a plan.  But how do you get started:

Write it down, track it and then analyze it.  Are there days/times that just don’t work – OK, pick another day/time.    When you look at trends you can begin to see patterns and what you need to do to self correct.  Are you wanting to start a new business?  Learn a new skill, or craft.. These tips can help to get you moving.

So come on – get tracking (I’m starting today).

I revisited an article I read in Denise Autin’s website: http://www.deniseaustin.com/that just got me to think about what is working and what is not.

Get a motivational boost! Write your goals and your plan, then write down what you completed each day.  It’s truly motivating when you look back over a week and see how you compared – your Motivational Boost!

Track your progress. Your journal will record how far you’ve walked or biked, how many minutes or hours you spent working on your plan.  It’s hard to remember it all without writing it down!

Pinpoint trouble spots – Analyze. You can look at your weekly or monthly journal and evaluate it with an objective eye. Suppose you notice that you are great about working out, writing, or picking up that craft in the beginning of the week but start to slack off from Wednesday on — you’ll know that you need to focus on increasing your activity toward the end of the week.

Now, get going! Get started right now by writing down what you’ve done today in your online Journal. If you haven’t done any yet — get up and get moving! There’s no time to waste!  And if you mess up – you just restart and not beat yourself up.

Author: turning60andbeyond

Sandi Feaster is a registered nurse and health educator. She has worked in the corporate world as well as taken care of people with chronic health conditions. Sandi is convinced that we can improve our lives by educating ourselves and learning how we can curate the life we want. It may seem simple, but exercise and eating healthy food is the foundation of a longer, healthier and engaged life.

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