The word that comes with so many emotions.
I remember when I first started doing gym regularly, I was around 17 years old… and I absolutely loved it.
Being able to better your body... It’s truly an awesome feeling.
And I haven’t stopped ever since.
Of course, I had my ups and downs, but still… I have a few tricks in my pocket that helped me keep going. ;)
Want to know about them, so you would be more likely to reach your body goals?
Then make sure to stick around to the end of this article.
But first, we need to discuss something else:
Why Is It Good To Exercise?
It can make you look better.
First things first, it doesn’t really matter WHAT you are doing as an exercise as long as you’re doing it. (Okay, little note: running after the bus each morning might not be that powerful, but hey! It’s still better than nothing.)
And with this, we arrive at my point: exercising can make you look better. A lot better. It can make you look thinner, more muscular, etc. But it’s not everything.
You become more healthy.
IF YOU DO IT IN A BALANCED WAY! I can’t stress this point enough. Balance is key in life. But, if you exercise in a balanced way, then guess what. You’ll become more healthy.
It can give you more energy.
Same as last time: BALANCE. But if you do it in the right way, then it can even boost your energy and make you feel like a superhero. And I’m not kidding. There’s a clear difference in my energy levels when I’m exercising regularly versus when I’m not.
You’ll feel better in your body.
Based on my previous points, it shouldn’t be a surprise, but yeah… If you exercise in a balanced manner, you’ll feel better in your body. And isn’t that why we’re here? To feel good?
But as I said multiple times before: Balance is key.
If you’re stressing over working out and you feel anxious every time someone talks about exercising, then I have to tell you something: You aren’t doing it right.
Exercising should be fun. Challenging, of course, but fun. You’re doing it to feel good in your body, right?
My mother always told me that if you can enjoy your journey, then you can enjoy the destination.
Of course, again, I’m not saying it’s going to be a walk in the park at all times. But the overall feeling should be at least not terrible.
But how to make it not just “not terrible” but actually a good experience?
Let me help you.
(IMPORTANT: I’m not a personal trainer. Nor do I want to be one. I’m just here to tell you what worked for me. It might not work for you. Or it might work so great, then exercising will be your number 1 thing, and you’ll love it.)
Okay, I have two tips:
Find your WHY.
Why you are doing it. If it’s really important and strong, then it will get you through even when you feel like it the least.
And just another little tip: Do it for yourself. Not for others. Find something that’s important to you.
So instead of: “I want to look good, so others will notice me.” say “I want to look good, so I feel better in my body.”
It’s all about you.
Use printable calendar workout templates.
Use these for a few reasons:
- You don’t have to keep when to work out in your mind. This helps you save energy.
- You’ll be more likely to actually stick to your routine.
- It’s structured. It’s not random. So - again - you’ll be more likely to be able to stick to it.
Now, let me show you 7 templates you can use to reach the body of your dreams.*
*When I say the body of your dreams, I don’t mean just the looks. I mean the body you feel the most comfortable in.
My workout schedule.
This is like the granddaddy of workout templates.
Just write down what your goals are and what is the reward when you reach them. And then put an X on the days you’ll go exercising. And if you stick to them, then you are in for an amazing journey. ;)
Monthly workout calendar.
Again, easy. Just put an X to each day you want to go to exercise. This can work better for you if you have a lot of important dates you have to take into account when it comes to exercising.
Recovery + Monthly Calendar
Now, this is one of my favorites. Why? Because it includes a recovery week. Remember when we talked about balance?
Monthly Fitness Tracker
This is a little different because, in this, you’ll cross every day when you were exercising. This way, you can look back on your month and see if you did a great job or if you need to improve…
This can work great if you don’t exactly know what you need to do, but you just want to start.
Just print a workout challenge like this out and start doing it. You’ll feel better by the end of it. ;)
Again, this is for you if you want to keep track of your progress. It helps a lot if you know exactly what you did before and where you need to improve.
Weekly Meal And Exercise Planner
This is an advanced one, but I had to include it. In this, outside of just the exercising, you can include your meal plan, so you’ll be far more likely to reach any goal you just wanted.
How To Print These Printable Workout Calendar Templates Out?
If I were you, I’d use a portable pocket printer.
You can just simply use them on the go - and they print beautifully.
And another big plus:
They’re inkless, so you can print as much as you just want, and you won’t have to worry about ink. ;)
Just click here if you are interested: https://www.poooliprint.com/collections/printers