Things around here have been busy lately. By lately I mean the last few months! Summer was crazy and I was counting down the days until school started again and I could find some kind of normal routine. There was definitely a huge build up to that Monday of the first full week of school. It would be THE day! The day I start running (Princess Half Marathon training!), the day I get back in the gym after a summer of less than regular workouts, the day I attack this blog and my NASM studying, the day I keep my house clean and stay on top of laundry, the day I get back on track with eating clean…or at least cleaner…
And you know, for the most part, I’ve done ok. Although it’s only been 2 weeks, haha! I think the biggest thing that is keeping me somewhat on track has been taking a day to plan out everything I want to do. Whether or not I get it all done is another story…but the plan is there and it definitely guides me in the right direction.
Until last summer I’ve never been a great planner. I decided to splurge on an Erin Condren Life Planner and I think that price tag really kept me motivated to actually USE the thing! I may not be a super organized person but I can not stress enough how important planning is in reaching your goals, be it fitness related or not. PLAN those workouts, chores, meals. Knowing ahead of time what you have to look forward to and treating them like any other job or appointment you need to keep will help you stick with it all. PLAN your days and do your best to follow through with it.
Today’s planning has me reevaluating and revamping some of my goals. I’ve been enjoying my full free days (yay for 2 kids in full day school now!) a little too much and it’s time to step back and figure out where my time could be better spent this week. Here’s what I will be doing:
- Finish the nutrition section of the NASM book. Watch presentations, study flash cards, do activities.
- Use fitness/meal tracker. I bought the Erin Condren Wellness journal. It’s very similar to the Fitbook that I love so much but only $5 and the layout is just like the planner. Well, I haven’t been tracking my meals, only workouts. And I NEED to track my food. Clean eating is definitely my weakness.
- Blog 3 times this week. Something else that keeps getting shoved to the back burner. I’m going to be more intentional with my blogs.
- Add items to my Etsy shop. I’ve kept one listing up and if someone wants to order, ok. If not, even better. I have a million things going on and don’t have time to dedicate to a full time shop. Only I do have the time…it’s just being spent in less productive ways. This week I’ll step up my Etsy game a tiny bit and see what happens.
And of course add keep up with daily chores and don’t skip any workouts to the list. But that is every week.
So tell me, are you a planner? Do you want to be? What are some of your plans and goals that you want to get done this week? Leave a comment here or head over to Facebook to let met know!