Last month, Rachel Hollis (of Girl, Wash Your Face fame) came to speak to us at my work. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of her. I like the fundamentals of her messages, but I don’t always agree that people just need to “try harder” to find success. The one part of her talk that did stick with me was that its never a bad time to start new goals. I naturally tend to be a very goal oriented person, so I feel like this is something I have always done, but I like the reminder that you don’t have to wait for a new year to work towards a better you.
The best way to achieve your goals is to have a plan that breaks down the goal into manageable steps. When I am training for a marathon, I have a coach build a calendar with 16 weeks worth of daily workouts. Going from casually running to racing 26.2 miles is only achievable when you work towards it each day.
When I’m not training for a race, it’s hard not to find myself a little lost with what I should be doing. I try to do a couple of days of strength training, a couple of days of running, some yoga, and rest each week. In order to plan out my week, and give myself little goals, I started using a weekly calendar.
Since wellness isn’t all about working out, I think it’s also important to track things like water intake and personal goals for each day. Laying out a plan for the week is something that feels achievable and flexible enough to fit a busy schedule. I’ve created a handy printable guide for planning and tracking your goals for the week!
The goal for the planner is for it to be quick to use and easy to reflect upon before and at the end of each week. Your goals don’t have to be a massive lifestyle overhaul, but mindful steps towards a happier and healthier you.
The printable guide includes 4 weeks of tracker pages, along with a usage guide with helpful tips and tricks. This isn’t intended to be an exercise guide, so if you are curious knowing specific workouts or having an exercise plan written for you, I would recommend finding a local gym who can have a certified personal trainer help you out! I pay an experienced professional to write my running and strength workouts to make sure I’m optimizing my hard work!
You can download the guide at the link below!
What healthy habits are you hoping to start?