With the summer months over and fall just around the corner we’re back into what tends to be the more structured months of the year. Back to school for students and parents of students, more extracurricular activities, and less vacationing and weekend trips for most. The term “fall back into routine” is heard often in marketing right, now but what if you don’t have a great routine in place? If you have goals of any kind, a structured routine is essential to helping you reach them.
Let’s talk specifically about health and fitness goals and creating routines that will help support you in reaching your goals!
First and foremost, it’s a good idea to sit down and really figure out all the obligations you have and prioritize what things need to get done first (work, school, extracurricular activities, other non-negotiable obligations). Then you can block out time for those specific things and figure out a schedule that allows you to get it all done.
Plan Meal Prep
After that, plan time to meal prep or make a weekly menu to take the guesswork out of what you’ll make for dinner every day. Schedule your gym workouts to make sure you’re hitting all your training sessions. Have specific days and times even when you complete a check-in (for pictures, weigh-ins, and measurements). Planning some or all of these things will help you develop a routine that supports your health and fitness goals and allows you to make the most of the time you have.
Be realistic with the time you have available to you and sit down to write it out on paper or time block it on a digital calendar. Syncing calendars with other family members and reviewing how your routines are working for you (and if they’re not – adjusting them as needed) are all things that can help develop a strong routine and keep you on track with your health and fitness goals throughout the year.
WRITTEN BY JENNA MCKNIGHT