One of the number one reasons that people don’t get into shape and don’t focus on nutrition is because they look at the big picture. Instead of focusing on getting fit in smaller increments, they focus on goals that are too broad and too far into the future.
For example, instead of focusing on the goal of fitness for a few weeks, they make goals like ‘get fit this year’ – and it’s the same with nutrition. When you focus on goals that are too broad, they can seem too far out of reach.
But by focusing on goals broken down into smaller increments, you’ll reach those goals and it will motivate you to achieve more successes. One of best ways to reach any goal is by making it concrete – writing it down where you can see tangible evidence of it.
Seeing tangible evidence of a goal prods us into action, unlike an intangible, vague goal does. So if you say that you want to get fit and focus on nutrition by keeping a record of how you do for a year, the odds are high that you will not stick to it because the time frame is set too long.
However, if you break it down into a matter of weeks – like is done in this 12 Week Fitness & Meal Planners – you’ll be able to see changes within a few weeks and each time you see those changes, it will motivate you to keep striving for your goal.
With this journal, you can put your goals in writing and you only focus on 12 weeks at a time – which makes it a short-term goal. Psychologically, people are more drawn to short term written goals because of the perk of seeing results faster. You can break down your goal into weeks and see the evidence in writing even before you see physical changes.
The 12 Week Fitness Planner begins with a goal setting worksheet for you to gain clarity on what you want to achieve. Write down your goals in the journal and watch how setting goals and obtaining them helps you to make the changes you’ve been wanting to make. With the daily planner pages, you can keep a record of your daily accomplishments, and keep track of everything you are doing to achieve your health & fitness goals.
Tracking your progress will be easy because you’ll be able to see when you worked out, what you ate – and by having a record, you’ll know where your weak spots are and how to maximize your strengths.
The 12 Week Meal Planner consists of two pages for you to define the guidelines for your eating plan and there is a convenient page for your weekly shopping list.
These beautifully designed planners are featured at my Journals & Planners, Oh My! store. The product comes as a two downloadable PDF files that are perfect for you to print and place in a binder for easy access. You can print the pages as you need them and as many times as you like. Included with both planners are weekly divider pages for each of the 12 weeks.