How many times have you heard the saying “new year, new me”? I’ve lost count. Since the 1st of the month my Instagram feed is flooded with declarations of fitness goals/ intentions. As sad as it is to say, I know half of these goals will be abandoned by the end of the year, if not, the end of the month. Fitness and health are very important to me. I’ve struggled with my fair share of health issues over the years and have developed a love for fitness. I love how strong I feel when I find a workout routine that is suitable for my body/ skill level. After speaking with a few friends, fellow yoga teachers in training, and MSP Wolfpack members, I noticed one thing most people have in common: motivation/ accountability. I decided to release a workout calendar that can be printed off at the beginning of the month to track workouts. I created this one to be more customizable. Click the image or button below the calendar to print it out and start filling in those boxes! It’s okay if you stumble upon this calendar halfway through January- you are more than welcome to participate (:
The first column on the left side of the workout log are empty boxes with the word “goal” above them. Each week take a moment to write down what you want to accomplish over the course of the next 7 days. It can be something along the lines of packing a snack for work, trying a new recipe, attending a new workout class or all of those. The point is to pick a goal (or two) that is realistic for you.
Keep track of your workouts by writing in your workout each day. For those who like to schedule their workouts in advance, write in your routine/ classes at the beginning of the week (or whenever you plan) or mark the workouts completed. Don’t forget to place this log in a place you will see it frequently throughout the day. I keep mine on a bulletin board in my room. Places such as the fridge, taped on a bedroom door or mirror have worked for friends in the past.
My January fitness Goals:
complete 20 worksouts
Take a weekly yoga class
Hot Yoga Naperville has a lovely restorative class. I want to make it a point to be there on my mat every weekend. I went a few weeks ago and loved how my body felt after I have tight hips, so it was great sitting in poses for an extended amount of time and to focus on stretching. Plus, I noticed a difference in my training with Mike after.
Drink More Water
I kinda suck at doing this. I used to be really good about carrying a water bottle with me everywhere I went. I need to get back into this habit ASAP.