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The Real Reasons You Don’t Have a Workout Plan You Can Stick to – Episode 208

Episode Summary

This week we’re diving deeper and following up on last week’s episode about how to make a workout plan that works for YOU, by looking at the things preventing you from sticking to your workout plan. 

Can I ask you a question?

Do you need more motivation to change a bad habit or to add a good practice? What would help you make the difference? 

If you’ve followed me for any time, you know I’m big on writing out your workout schedule every week; if it’s not written down, it’s not real. The truth is, this is what I do because it’s been what I do for a very long time. It’s a habit for me, so it’s easy. If creating a weekly schedule for your workouts feels a little daunting or you feel like you are making something up, something you won’t be able to stick to it, you’re in the right place.  Thanks for being here!

Let’s talk about the three most significant areas people get stuck, why this happens, and quick ways to turn it around!

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Stuck #1 You need knowledge but not too much. 

When someone is creating a workout plan, almost always the first thing they do is “just a little research,” which will lead you down a black rabbit hole that never ends. Then you realize you’ve spent all the time you were going to use to workout that day doing research instead, and you have so much information you don’t know where to begin. It’s like death by a thousand cuts. Start small. Try a site like www.DareBee.com for bodyweight exercises; for stretching and simple yoga moves, try www.tummee.com, throw in some walking or e cardio. 


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Stuck #2 Habits that aren’t working to your benefit.

Think about the habits you have that hold you back. What needs to shift, what needs to change? Listen to episode 76 with Lorrie Mickelson, or episode 06, all about Training Your Brain to be your ally. Remember, there are two types of habits, the ones you want to remove and the ones you want to add. You need to focus on both! And then make it a priority.

Stuck #3 No consistent action

Consistent action is what makes everything work. If it’s scheduled, the possibility of you actually taking action so much higher, so much more significant, right? Even if the action you take seems so infinitely small, the smallest step will always lead to the next step and the one after that. Just start small.  

Life gets crazy. Sometimes we just say “to hell with it” and quit for a while. And when you fall off the bandwagon. Bad habits creep in, or you toss your workout plan. Life happens, and all we can do is start again.

Take a deep breath, tell yourself it’s ok, and then get back out there. 

Our health is a long game, and we’re here to feel great and have fun. Thanks for being here!  

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